Pupil wellbeing and positive mental health has always been a priority at Stanley Crook Primary School. We pride our school on delivering a broad and effective range of provision to support children’s personal development.
Due to the demands of the COVID pandemic, provision around this area has been further enhanced to meet the challenges and needs of the children at school – as well as their families and wider community.
Provision is organised and lead by Mrs Martin (SENCO), Mrs Shields (KS1), and Mrs Kyle (KS2).
Please take time to view some examples of the types of provision and activities on offer at our school, which aim to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
We are also proud to engage the children and Wellbeing Champions across school to write a monthly wellbeing newsletter. Copies of these newsletters are shared with children in school, their parents and are available to view.
Children’s Mental Health Week – Team Dahl
In PSHE we have been exploring Children’s Mental Health Week.
We introduced a big question – what is Mental health? The children chatted to one another and were invited to feedback before the definition of mental health was given.
We highlighted the importance of making our mental health a priority and doing all we can to look after it, just like our physical health. We did a sorting activity about different things we can do to keep our minds healthy/not healthy.
We looked at asking for help when we have uncomfortable feelings. Thinking about that sometimes, just like our body, our mind doesn’t feel well.
We all did a Mental Health Action Plan to show how to look after our own mental health.
Our final activity was to make some Positive Affirmations cards. This helped us to focus on a positive thought to help us feel happier. We shared our wonderful creations with the rest of the class, helping to make their day a little brighter!