Harlowbury Primary School

Wellbeing at Harlowbury

Redditch, Moons Moat First School - Mental Health

As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously.
We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we:                                                                                                            

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all with  our 5Bs and Zone of Regulations tools and language

Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement through play therapy or Ozzie the Therapy Dog

Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as Drawing and Talking,  therapy & counselling, Soft Starts, or Tea and Toast

We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, anxious,  upset or find it difficult to cope.

There are some common life events that may affect you or your child's Mental Wellbeing:

  • Loss or bereavement.
  • Loneliness.
  • Illness
  • Relationship problems.
  • Issues at school such as friendships
  • Worries about money.
  • Changes to routines
  • Moving house
  • Attendance and absence

Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:

  • Build positive relationships.
  • Take time for yourself.
  • Look after your mental health.
  • Look after your physical health.

What can your child can do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?

  • Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends use your Zones Tools
  • Use the worry box in class
  • Associate yourself with positive people.
  • Join an afterschool club or lunchtime club
  • Speak to your teacher or Learning Support Assistant in class
  • Tell the Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Early or Mrs Dyer if you have a worry
  • Talk to your House Captain  (or XXX who is the House Captain for Wellbeing) or Head Students.
  • Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked).

Services and Websites

The purpose of sharing this information is you are in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child's needs and possible behaviours. 

https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/   (understanding screen addiction)