We are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to all students, their families and members of staff and governors. Our open culture allows students’ voices to be heard, and through the use of effective policies and procedures we ensure a safe and supportive environment for all affected – both directly and indirectly – by mental health issues.
The skills, knowledge and understanding our students need to keep themselves – and others – physically and mentally healthy and safe are included as part of our PSHE curriculum and our peer mentoring programme.
We will follow the guidance issued by the PSHE Association to prepare us to teach about mental health and emotional health safely and sensitively.
Incorporating this into our curriculum at all stages is a good opportunity to promote students’ wellbeing through the development of healthy coping strategies and an understanding of students’ own emotions as well as those of other people.
Additionally, we will use such lessons as a vehicle for providing students who do develop difficulties with strategies to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as supporting students to support any of their friends who are facing challenges.