At Norris Bank Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.
We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued.
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 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
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
We promote a mentally healthy environment through:
- promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging
- promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making
- celebrating academic and non-academic achievements
- providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others
- access to appropriate support that meets their needs
We pursue our aims through:
- universal, whole school approaches
- support for pupils going through recent difficulties including bereavement.
- specialised, targeted approaches aimed at pupils with more complex or long-term difficulties including attachment disorder
On this page you will find a variety of work sheets and ideas to do with Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Click on the green links below for more information.
Self-help – To help you find services for support
Healthy Young Minds – Support for young people and parents
Young minds – advice and support for young people and parent helpline
Mind Ed – an educational resource on children and young people’s mental health
The Expert Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety