Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in our School
Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School
Photo: Our Mental Health Ambassadors.
Below: Examples, please see our Facebook page for current/latest courses.
Our work on supporting the mental health of all the children in our school is separate to our SEND provision.
Please click here for information.
Mrs Hollingsworth is our Special Needs Coordinator, who also runs free information sessions every Friday in the Community Room.
Withycombe Raleigh is a mentally healthy school.
As part of our curriculum we regularly support children with their social and emotional development through a programme of activities. As examples, intervention activities may focus on helping children understand and manage their emotions, make good friendships and build resilience and self-esteem.
We promote the ‘Pick & Mix for Mental Health’ throughout our school, which encourages children to be proactive in helping their own well-being by looking at 10 things they can do to help their own mental health.
We have a Mental Health Ambassador (MHA) programme involving a select number of year 5 and 6 pupils whose role is to help develop a mentally healthier school environment. This may involve addressing how the school promotes good mental health, being involved in assemblies that look at mental health, and looking at ways we can hear the pupil voice in our school.
For our whole school community, we regularly offer parent support courses and workshops.
During the Autumn term we run short introductory workshops on understanding and managing emotions such as anxiety, anger and grief.
Spring term is the Solihull Approach Parenting Group which aims to help parents and carers understand more about their child’s behaviour, and learn more about sensitive, effective parenting.
Summer term is the Timid to Tiger Parent Course, proven to be effective for a range of anxiety problems in children. It is for parents and carers who want to learn how to help manage their child's anxiety or to increase their child's confidence.
Parents and carers can sign up to any or all of these free workshops and courses which are promoted via our official school Facebook page.
Mrs L Jones
TA for Emotional Wellbeing
Nurture Room, Raleigh House.