Wellbeing and Mental Health
Mental health, like physical health, is something that we have and need to take care of. Mental health is often known as emotional health or wellbeing. We all have times when we feel stressed or nervous and most of the time these feelings pass. However, sometimes these feelings can develop into a more serious problem (mental illness) which can require specialist support. This can happen to anyone at anytime, regardless of age, gender or personal circumstances.
What does Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health Mean to us?
At Thrunscoe Primary and Nursery Academy we are commited to promoting the positive wellbeing of all members of the school community.
Ways in which we have supported the mental health of our community:
- Dedicated Wellbeing Mentors offering support to adults and children
- Three fully qualified Mental Health First Aiders on site (Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Allen and Mrs Serls)
- Staff training linked to a range of issues which may impact on mental health
- Dedicated wellbeing room and wellbeing garden
- Wellbeing page on main academy website updated on a regular basis
- Wellbeing displays within the academy
- Taking part in events such as World Mental Health Day and Children's Mental Health Week
- Interventions to support pupils' mental health
- Weekly PSHE (Jigsaw) sessions taught within classes
- Wellbeing awards given out during Celebration Assembly to acknowledge those children showing a commitment to positive wellbeing across the academy.
- Signposting and access to additional support where appropriate
The Wellbeing Strategy
The wellbeing strategy highlights how the academy aims to promote a safe and supportive environment for pupils, staff and parents, which celebrates equality, diversity and inclusivity. It aims to reaffirm our belief that the Academy is a place that promotes a positive, physical, social and mental state and create an environment where pupils, staff and parents feel secure, healthy and, as far as possible happy.
Wellbeing Award for Schools
We are delighted to become the first school in North East Lincolnshire to achieve the Wellbeing Award for Schools. This national award recognises the the ways in which we have raised awareness and supported the mental health of all members of our academy community.
'The breadth of wellbeing and support work is outstanding and the school in making many different investments from skills to supports and training has created a highly positive and engaging environment for pupils and staff.' - Wellbeing Award for Schools Verification Report.
Healthy Places Gold Award
To continue our wonderful wellbeing work, we are now working towards achieving the Healthy Places Gold Award. To achieve this, we plan to promote physical wellbeing and continue to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
We have gathered a range of websites which can offer any support you may be looking for. If you require any additional support please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly. Additionally, if you have any suggestions for other links we could add to this page, please let us know via our wellbeing forum.
A range of free and confidential local support is available relating to a range of topics such as emotional wellbeing, weight management, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking and relationships.
Five steps to mental wellbeing: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/
Campaigns and advice linked to mental illness: https://www.rethink.org/
Young people's mental health: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Mental Health First Aid: https://mhfaengland.org/
Self Help Resources: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/
Samaritans - 24 hr a day support https://www.samaritans.org/
Dental Health Information: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/take-care-of-your-teeth-and-gums/
LiveWell Exercise: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/
LiveWell Sleep: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/
NHS Eat Well: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/
British Nutrition Foundation: https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/hew.html
Wellbeing Messaging Service
We understand that picking up the phone or speaking about your concerns face to face can be daunting, especially when you are finding things difficult. In order to make this a little easier, we have developed the Wellbeing Messaging Service. The wellbeing messaging service enables parents and carers to ask questions and seek support for their health and wellbeing. All wellbeing messages will be delivered into Mrs Allen's inbox who will be happy to offer her support.
Please remember you are more than welcome to phone or ask to speak to us face to face and we will always do our best to support you in any way we can.
Mrs Serls (Wellbeing Lead) and Mrs Allen (Wellbeing Mentor)
Please use the form on the Contact Us page