At Well Green Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing are to our lives in just the same way as physical health.
The World Health Organisation’s definition of mental health and wellbeing is:
“ a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.
Mental health and wellbeing is not just the absence of mental health problems. We want all the children at Well Green to:
It can feel difficult to start a conversation with children about mental health. Some children are reluctant to share their thoughts and feelings and some struggle to understand their emotions and vocalise how they feel. The Mentally Healthy Schools website offers lots of advice on how to broach the subject and normalise conversations about mental health.
The Talking Mental Health animation aims to give children:
The childline video aims to help children understand and manage anxiety.