Ramshaw Primary: Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises 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,” (World Health Organization, 2014).
At Ramshaw Primary School, we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff to ensure that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive. Positive mental wellbeing is essential if children and young people are to flourish and lead fulfilling lives.
At Ramshaw Primary, we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At Ramshaw Primary School we work with numerous external agencies to help children and families who are experiencing difficulty. Our door is always open to children, parents or staff who need to talk. If you would like to discuss the support that may be available to you or your child, please contact the school office to speak to Mrs Colegrove.
As part of our curriculum children are able to take part in regular wellbeing sessions and activities.
Support for our families
The Government’s guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, provides advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing
During this time, many of us may be experiencing a range of emotions. To support young people with this, Young Minds have released this information: Click on the link below
Most people feel stressed sometimes. And it’s completely natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. Click on this website below for tips (suitable for both adults and children) to help you with stress, no matter what’s causing it. Click on the link below:
The NSPCC website is a great support for parents. How to take care of your mental health during lockdown: Click on the link below:
Every Mind Matters now has a Mental Health and Self-care for Young People section with videos with top tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of yourself on social media: Click on the link below: