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Mental Health and well being

Yearsley Grove’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health

At Yearsley Grove Primary School, we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community (children, staff, caregivers). We recognise that mental health is the same as physical health is to a person and that mental ill health can have a detrimental impact on overall wellbeing.

Encompassing our school values of ‘RESPECTFUL’, we aim to provide an environment where each community member is seen as an individual, and our approach to support individuals and one another is tailored to suit their needs rather than a ‘one size fits all’ model.

We are mindful that not every member of our school community can feel ‘happy’ all of the time, so instead we aim to equip those suffering with mental ill health with the tools to understand and manage their feelings whilst engaging with daily school routines. By aiming to be reflective in our practises rather than reactive, we can prevent greater risks from occurring. 

What do we do in school to support our community?

  • Weekly teaching of social emotional learning and PSHE
  • Staff training on supporting their own wellbeing and spotting early warning signs in others
  • Quiet spaces, such as library, colouring/computer clubs, during lunch times as an alternative to the playground
  • Signposting those who require it to appropriate services and an open door policy for children, caregivers and staff to discuss their mental health in a supportive environment
  • Wellbeing week in the summer term
  • ELSA/wellbeing worker support for identified children

How can we help you and your children?




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