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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:

 

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                           
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

 

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

 

NEWS

 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 – EXPRESS YOURSELF!

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 (1-7 February), we’re taking steps to be keep a healthy mind. When we think about healthy living, we tend to focus on looking after our bodies – our physical wellbeing – through food, being active and getting enough sleep. However, in order to be healthy overall, it’s important that we look after our minds – our mental wellbeing – too.

 

Our bodies and minds are actually very closely linked, so things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing as well. When we take steps to be healthy inside and out it helps us to feel better in ourselves, focus on what we want to do and deal with difficult times.

 

Park Hall Infant Academy are proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 alongside the wellbeing support that we already offer in school. 

This year’s theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF and we’re encouraging children to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. With schools partially closed and lots of uncertainty, children and young people’s mental health has never been more important.

 

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/peterborough/literacy-and-wellbeing-resources/ 

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2020 - UNITED AGAINST BULLYING

On 16th-20th November 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). 

 

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2020-united-against-bullying

 

World Mental Health Day 2020 – HELLO YELLOW!

On Friday 9th October 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!

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

 

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.

 

https://www.minded.org.uk/

 

 

 

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