Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Fairstead Community Primary and Nursery 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.

Our Mental Health Lead and Mental Health Champion is

              Mrs Kate Redden

Mental Health and emotional wellbeing support in our school

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 ‘dare to be different’
  • 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
  • Providing opportunities to reflect.
  • 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.

We have staff trained in and using ELSA, drawing and talking and the BLURT programme to support children’s emotional wellbeing.

Further information can be found here:

ELSA

BLURT https://www.blurtitout.org/the-blurt-education-programme/

Drawing and talking

How to support your own mental health
How to support your child's mental health

Contact Us

Headteacher: Daniel Farthing
Address: William Booth Road
Kings Lynn
PE30 4RR

Tel: 01553 774666
Email: office@fairstead.norfolk.sch.uk

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