Mental Health and Well-Being
At Lumbertubs Primary school, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and well-being of our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers). We recognise that mental health and well-being is just as important to our physical health.
At Lumbertubs we endeavour to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and how to deal with stress. We aim to ensure that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it.
We also have a role to ensure that the children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.
At our school 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 Lumbertubs Primary we have designated leader for mental health
Helena Georgiou (Senior inclusion support manager)
Deputy mental health lead - Lydia Bloomer
Carol Bull (SENDCo)
Carlie Hunt (R.E. Coordinator)
Mental Health and Well-Being Policy
- Help children to understand their emotion and feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- Helping children develop social relationships, support each other and seek help when they need it.
- Promoting self-esteem and ensure children know that they count in their world
- Encourage children to be confident and develop new skills
- Help children to develop emotional resilience and how to face challenges
- (providing links to support parent/ Carers)
- Referral management centre
Online resources to support Mental Health and Wellbeing can be found on the following websites:
Autumn Term 1
Mental health is an emotive subject area which can take us back to difficult times and stir up strong feelings.
Year 2,3,4,5 and 6 have had a session on talking about mental health with Miss Georgiou.
The learning outcomes from the lesson were:
1. Giving children consistent and accessible language to talk about mental health and wellbeing.
2. Ensure children know who trusted adults in their life are and how to ask for help and support.
3. Ensure children understand the difference between everyday feeling and a big feeling.
4. Given children the skills and techniques to be good listeners.
The lesson and resources came from the Ann Freud National Centre for children and families.