Positive Mental Health & Well-Being
At Acton CE Primary Academy we endeavor to support the emotional health and well-being of both our pupils and staff. Throughout our lives we all may face a range of challenges and as a result of these challenges anyone may need additional emotional support.
At our school we strive to help children in a number of ways. Along the journey children will:
At Acton we aim to meet the needs of each individual and offer different levels of support.
Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our school ethos and our wider curriculum.
Additional support – For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences.
Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups.
Each class from Y1 – Y6 have their own Well-Being Warriors who help support the well-being of their peers. Our Well-Being Warriors deliver their own assemblies about mental health and well-being and have also helped organise mental health awareness days such as:
Walk and Talk
Find Your Brave.
Lead staff member: Mr Hollinrake (Y3)
Please visit the following websites for expert advice and support . You can also find some well-being activities in the Well-Being at Home folder on this page.
The commissioned CSE/MFH service have recommended the following resources.
After lockdowns families have spent much more time together and emotions can run high and arguments happen more often. Tips for Coping with Family Conflict: Barnardos
The Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust has collated a valuable online library full of resources which can support professionals, parents, carers and children. Highlights include a family focused COVID-19 Self Care Kit. SheffieldChildrens
NSPCC Learning also has an extensive library of resources which can help parents, cares and professionals to support children's mental health and well-being. NSPCC
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