At Easton Primary School, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are leading the way in highlighting this area.
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 Easton Primary 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
This is achieved by providing our pupils with a comprehensive curriculum, tailored to promote the aims above with every opportunity.
Advice for Parents
We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, 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.
- Relationship problems.
- Issues at school.
- Worries about money.
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 do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?
- Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends.
- Associate yourself with positive people.
- Join an afterschool club.
- Speak to a member of staff.
- Tell the Safeguarding representatives in school ( Mrs Box/Miss River)
- Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked)