Mental health and wellbeing initiative
Rationale for the initiative
Increase in mental health and wellbeing difficulties identified
Aims and success criteria
- A whole school ethos that builds on the schools current attitudes to learning and incorporates ‘Route to Resilience’ project.
- Mental health on the school curriculum including PSHE blocks of lessons in each year group
- A clear mental health and wellbeing school offer in place that is produced by parents, staff and professionals.
- A mental health and wellbeing offer that offers tiers of targeted support and interventions that have been set up by professionals (e.g. educational and clinical psychologists)
- Staff training in mental health
Examples of practice
- A bespoke ‘Place2be’ school type offer that includes:
- Mental health and wellbeing group work for targeted interventions - ‘Group Time’
- ELSA mentoring and sessions for pupils with specific difficulties and ongoing needs- ‘Time for us’
- Lunchtime drop in clubs and opportunities to talk at lunchtime to a trained adult -‘Time to Chill’ and ‘Time to Talk’
- Counselling support form Relate based counsellor employed by school- ‘Time for You’.
- Awareness raising events for parents and targeted year groups e.g. events linked to child metal health week
Name: Thea Roberts
Role: Inclusion Manager
Number on Role: 300 - 600
Age Range: 7 - 11