Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Park Hall Infant Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At our school we:
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.
Additional support- For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support- For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions.
Lead staff members:
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead: Mrs Hand
PSHE / Sanctuary Club Leader: Mrs Rooker
Anti-Bullying Week - UNITED AGAINST BULLYING
We were proud to support Anti-Bullying Week alongside the Anti Bullying Alliance. This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. "We all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference against bullying. We are all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we're united against bullying!" (Anti-Bullying Alliance).
World Mental Health Day – HELLO YELLOW!
We said ‘Hello Yellow’ to show the children that they’re not alone in their mental health. Wearing yellow is a way of showing solidarity with young people and helping them know that they’re not alone. This matters because too many young people still feel ashamed to open up about how they’re feeling. The more people who show they care, the more comfortable young people will feel about talking to someone if they’re struggling.
At Park Hall Infant Academy we were proud to dress like a sunshine from head to toe to support Young Minds!
Parents and Carers
Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your
child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you
to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your
family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a
team of specialists and parents, working together.
For Professionals and Volunteers
This is for you if you volunteer, work or are studying to work with infants, children or teenagers. MindEd has e-learning applicable across the health, social care,
education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from
beginner through to specialist.
MindEd is created by the following organisations and is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education.