At Griffe Field Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. 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 children benefit from weekly PSHE sessions that incorporate mindfulness, learning about mental health and helping our children to become emotionally literate. Children, parents and staff are supported by having two trained Mental Health First Aiders in school. Our weekly wellbeing Wednesdays and feel-good Fridays ensure that the wellbeing and mental health of our children is of a consistent high priority.
At our school we:
- Help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- Help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- Promote self-esteem and ensure that children know that they count
- Encourage children to be confident and celebrate their own uniqueness
- Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.
Here are some links to useful health and wellbeing websites for your use and any further information will be posted below.
Bridge the Gap – Our Parent and Carers Mental Health and Wellbeing workshop was a great success and it was wonderful to see such a super turn out for the evening. Nikki and Jennifer from Bridge The Gap child mental health organisation gave parents lots of information about how to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Bridge The Gap provide lots of free and low cost training and resources from their website to support parents.
Five ways to improve Children’s well-being
Improve your wellbeing by keeping active using these short mindful exercise videos
We all have different feelings and that is normal. Learn more about different types of feelings with these short child-friendly videos
Visit ‘The Brain Lab’. A collection of short films on mindset and mindfulness. Five of the films introduce us to one of the five steps to wellbeing, with the sixth film – ‘The Brain House’ – using animation to look at what is happening inside our brain when we feel ‘big’ emotions.
BBC Primary mental health films