Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Little Hill Primary School, 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.
Additonal support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support- For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
Lead staff members:
Thea Roberts: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead
Nuala Richardson: Trainee ELSA ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
Emotional Wellbeing Family Forum
It was great to see so many of you at our Family Forum on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing on the 28th February. We hope you found it informative to hear about our school offer on emotional wellbeing and to be able to talk to staff, educational psychologists and representatives from primary health like the school nurse. Thank you for all the positive comments about the forum and the support we give in school. We have taken on board all your comments and we know that you would like us to focus on positive lunchtimes and different opportunites for parents and pupils to share worries. This will be an area we look to develop further now.
The presentation that was shared at the forum can be found on the links below, useful organisations and websites can also be found there. Our updated school policy and the school guidelines that you contributed towards can also be found below.