Page Updated 16.03.23
Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School, we recognise the importance of creating an emotionally safe and secure environment through promoting positive behaviours for learning and supporting the development of successful relationships.
We encourage openness and understanding to normalise mental health and its fluctuations throughout life.
We recognise how critical relationships between staff, children and parents are in promoting wellbeing and a sense of belonging within school.
We can identify and utilise tools, strategies and resources to help promote and support mental health and well being or signpost/make a referral to more specialist support.
If you are in need of support, please contact:
Senior Mental Health Lead: Mrs Amanda Willis -firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Mental Health First Aider: Mrs Amanda Willis -email@example.com
Inclusion Manager: Miss Laura Jamison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Home School Community Link Worker: Mrs Suzanne Clarke – contact through school office
This page will provide some information and strategies to support your child/ren with their mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health and Well-Being Policy
What is wellbeing?
- Wellbeing involves your body and mind
- Wellbeing is about living in a healthy way that is positive for you and those around you
The NHS have relaunched the "5 ways to wellbeing to improve mental health". It has actually been around since 2008 and was researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation; providing evidence to suggest that these 5 approaches help to improve mental health and happiness.
Please have a look at the website below for more useful information:
NHS 5 Steps To Mental Wellbeing
Some useful posters: (click image to download full size)
Helping with big emotions:
Fact4Life: Helping people with BIG emotions
Resources for parents and carers | Oxford Health CAMHS
MH Week Parent Videos (dragonflyimpact.com)
Mental health documents here...
We are taking part in...
Children's Mental Health Week 2023 from 6-12 February 2023. This year's theme is "Let's Connect".
Let's Connect is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing.
For Children's Mental Health Week 2023, we're encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.
Let's Connect | Children's Mental Health Week 2023 - YouTube
We have been looking at a range of activities throughout the week.
On Monday, our theme was Let's Connect.
We played a few games where we worked together. We also connected with Year 5 for some reading.
On Tuesday, we looked at Giving... we gave each other hand and back massages.
Our "Connect" posters and Gingerbread Men
As part of our Wellbeing week we have learnt something new: to make fortune tellers.