Mental Health & Wellbeing

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well- being. It affects
how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to
others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from
childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

We All Have Mental Health – YouTube

Over the course of our lives, we may experience mental health problems, our thinking,
mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health
problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as high stress levels, trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available.

At The Heights Primary School we aim to:

  • Promote positive mental health and wellbeing across the whole school
  • Create a culture of wellbeing and inclusion
  • Foster a positive atmosphere in school, where pupils feel able to discuss and reflect
    on their own experiences with mental health openly
  • Celebrate all of the ways pupils achieve at our school, both inside and outside the
  • Allow pupils to participate in forming our approach to mental health by promoting
    pupil voice
  • Give pupils the opportunity to develop their self-esteem by taking responsibility for
    themselves and others
  • Spread awareness of the varieties of ways mental health issues can manifest
  • Support staff to identify and respond to early warning signs of mental health
  • Provide support to staff working with pupils with mental health issues
  • Provide support and access to resources to pupils experiencing mental ill health
    alongside their peers, their families and the staff who work with them

The following websites contain a range of useful resources to support mental health:   

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Anxiety & School Return – 10 Ideas – Creative Education