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Mental Health and Wellbeing

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 as part of our PSHE curriculum, through age appropriate discussions. 

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. 

Our parent leaflet about Mental Health

Websites to Support Young People's Mental Health.