According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mental Health is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Being mentally healthy means that we feel good about ourselves, make and keep positive relationships with others and can feel and manage the full range of emotions. These can range from happiness, excitement and curiosity through to less comfortable feelings such as anger, fear or sadness. Good mental health allows us to cope with life’s ups and downs, to feel in control of our lives and to ask for help from others when we need support.
Mental health problems affect around one in six children. It is therefore vital that as a school and parent partnership, we do our very best to promote positive mental health and provide early intervention for children who are displaying signs of mental health needs.
At Trotts Hill Primary School we promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the following ways:
If we have low level concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils we may provide additional support:
For those pupils displaying mild-moderate mental health needs we may provide a higher level of support by referring to:
If you have any concerns about your child's mental health and wellbeing, please do not hesitate to talk to a member of staff who will pass on your concern to the relevant person.