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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. 

 

We encourage all children to take part in the 5 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. 

Websites to Support Young People's Mental Health. 

If you feel that you need extra support with your child's mental health and wellbeing then please contact your child's class teacher.  There are also many websites that can support you and your child. Google any of these websites in the image below or follow some of the links.