Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing is not simply the absence of mental illness; it is a broader indicator of social, emotional and physical wellness. It is influenced by a range of factors, including a child or young person’s family, their community and school environment, their physical health and their social and emotional skills.
Mental health and wellbeing can be defined as feeling good, feeling that life is going well, and feeling able to get on with daily life.
At St Peter's & Clifton we recognise that children's mental health and wellbeing are crucial to their development and can have an impact on learning and achievement. Our aim is to provide
a nurturing, safe environment in which children are able to develop self esteem, build resilience and overcome adversity. We also wish for children to learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and where they can go if they need help and support.
We are developing a whole school approach via a PSHCE curriculum, ELSA trained staff, Future in Mind and CAMHS Support.