At Beech Hill School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. During these difficult times, our school places a huge focus on children’s mental health and wellbeing. We have introduced a whole school approach to support children this year with the lockdowns and the ever-changing climate. Jigsaw is a scheme of work that has a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. In addition, it includes statutory Relationships and Health Education. Children have one timetabled lesson each week, and an assembly to introduce each new unit.
At Beech Hill, 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 to be proud of themselves
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
- each year group has a learning mentor to support vulnerable children
- termly pupil wellbeing surveys carried out and monitored.
KS2 mental health work shops
Throughout the year, KS2 children have different workshops to support their mental health and wellbeing. These include: introduction to mental health, body image, diet and online (including social media). During this academic year, unfortunately these workshops have been unable to run.
Below are some useful websites you may refer to if your child feels anxious:
There are also a number of resources and support groups to support children.