Mental Health

At Kestrel Mead Primary Academy we recognise the importance of the health and well-being for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), from research and experience we know how a child’s metal health and well-being can affect their learning and achievement.

Throughout life many of us will experience challenges that can increase our vulnerability and lead us to requiring additional emotional support. Positive mental health supports our children to develop their resilience, to cope with life events and grow into adults with good health and strong mental wellbeing.

We place great importance on supporting our pupils by listening, promoting character behaviours, teaching coping strategies and building strong working relationships with the children.

We are here to support our pupils but also to work closely with our families to ensure that they have access to support networks where necessary.

If you require support regarding mental health and wellbeing, please speak to one of the Senior Leadership Team or your child’s class teacher via our front office, telephone or email.

You may find some of the following links useful:

This is a video that we often share with the children to support discussion around emotions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmrUV8v-KQg

Barnados – https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-families/mental-health?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi_OE_dTC6QIV0u7tCh1MpA3iEAAYBCAAEgJGzPD_BwE

Nspcc – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/

Young minds matter – https://youngminds.org.uk/

Every mind matters – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=Brand&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9Iuf2tTC6QIVROvtCh0QOANiEAAYASAAEgLlq_D_BwE

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