At Darras Hall Primary School we have adopted the World Health Organisation definition of mental health.
Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
What we do
We aim to give all pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding to keep themselves and others physically and mentally healthy and safe. These skills are taught using age appropriate discussions as part of our personal development programme and PSHE curriculum.
We encourage children to talk about feelings and emotions, to know that all feelings are okay and that there are no good or bad feelings. We also aim to give pupils the confidence to seek help, as needed, for themselves or others.
We encourage all children to take part in the 'five ways to wellbeing' which are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.
We have a school counsellor in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays who supports children experiencing mental health difficulties. She works closely with staff and parents to make sure that those children receive the very best support.
If you feel that you need extra support with your child's mental health and wellbeing then please contact your child's class teacher, Mrs L Cave (mental health first aider) or Mrs T Pritchard (wellbeing lead).