Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Positive mental health and wellbeing is crucial for the successful development of children and adults. At EMPS we value mental health, social, emotional, physical and personal development as much as we value academic achievement.

We believe that for children to flourish with their academic learning and reach their potential, they require strong personal, social and emotional skills. This is so they have the right attitudes, behaviours and mindset to support them with new and challenging learning and to be successful learners throughout the school.

We also believe for children to be life-long learners and active citizens of the future, they require character skills so they are able to confidently communicate with others, cope with challenging situation, manage their feelings and emotions appropriate and aspire to achieve their best.

At Eyres Monsell, Mental health is defined as:

“…a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” - Word Health Organisation

Positive wellbeing can be seen in people as:

  • The capacity to realise and understand our own abilities.
  • To feel that we are living our life with purpose and meaning.
  • Making a positive contribution to our communities.
  • The ability to form positive relationships with others, to feel connected and be supported.
  • The ability to experience peace of mind, happiness, contentment and joy (mindfulness).
  • The ability to be resilient – to be able to cope with life's ups and downs and be confident in your response.
  • The capacity to take responsibility for yourself and for others.

As a school we try to encourage the development of these through our ethos, curriculum, teaching and learning and through additional support measures.

What does support in mental health and wellbeing look like at Eyres Monsell.

We believe that everyone has mental health and that it can be seen on a spectrum, with people experiencing positive mental health times and times where we have poor mental health. All students and staff access the universal level of provision. As pupils and staff require more targeted support or personalised intervention, this is offered either by the school (such as counselling, supervision, intervention groups) or by external agencies such as the school nurse and CAMHS.

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