Mental Health and Wellbeing Vision

Mental Health and Wellbeing Vision

At NWLJDS we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, and parents), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives, in the same way physical health is.

We recognise that good mental health is crucial to children’s overall wellbeing and can affect learning and achievement. We understand that an individual’s mental health can fluctuate and at times children and adults encounter difficulties. We take a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health that aims to help children become more resilient, happy and successful and to give the tools and skills to prevent significant problems before they arise. We also work hard to monitor children’s current wellbeing and act fast to put in place necessary provision, either internally or using outside agencies and professionals.

Our vision encompasses eight aspects with effective leadership and management at the core:

  • Leadership and management that supports and champions efforts to promote emotional health and wellbeing
  • An ethos and environment that promotes respect and values diversity – talking about mental health to create an open and positive culture that encourages discussion and understanding of mental health to avoid stigma
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning – incorporate mental health in teaching and providing helpful tools for pupils, e.g. social skills, resilience
  • Enabling student voice to influence decisions
  • Staff development to support their own wellbeing and that of students
  • Targeted support and appropriate referral
  • Identifying need and monitoring impact of interventions
  • Working with parents and carers

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like any further support:

Danielle Stone – Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead/SENCo

ecm@nwljds.org.uk

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Useful websites and organisations

Outside services (CAMHS)

NWLJDS – Mental Health & Wellbeing – who are we?

NWLJDS Wellbeing Policies, Vision Statement and Strategy 2021-2022

NWLJDS Termly Wellbeing Digest

Helpful resources for parents and children