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Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut ParkPrimary School

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Chestnut Park Primary School we believe mental health and wellbeing are the basis for a happy and successful life at school and beyond. We are committed to promoting a positive mental health for all children, staff, families and our wider community. We thrive to create a sense of security within our school community where every child is free to be whoever they want to be regardless of their differences.

The Department for Education outline the importance of promoting and supporting good mental health in schools. Good mental health and wellbeing helps children and young people:

  • develop
  • attend school
  • engage in learning
  • fulfil their potential

 Chestnut Park contributes to wellbeing by providing:

  • a safe, calm and supportive learning environment
  • early targeted support for pupils and learners who need help
  • PSHE lessons which discuss topics such as, being different, our dreams and goals, relationships, changes in our bodies and being healthy
  • delivery of Think Equal sessions which focus on ending discriminatory mindsets and ensuring positive life outcomes for our children
  • whole-school assemblies which talk about our school’s values to help children become genuinely kind and inspirational individuals

Through this programme of activities, we deliver a clear and coherent message – positive mental health is attainable for all. We also take opportunities such as Children’s Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Awareness Day to emphasise the importance of mental health and maintaining an open and positive environment.

At Chestnut Park, we have further invested in providing additional support for mental health needs across the school. We have a team of staff members who pupils and parents can speak to openly to discuss their own thoughts and feelings around mental health support.   

 If you need to contact a member of the mental health team, please email us at office@chestnutparkschool.org.uk or call the office number on 0117 471 0702.

 You can also find further information and support through the following organisations:

General Wellbeing and Mental Health support for all

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/

 Children’s Mental Health

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-health/

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/?utm_source=Sprint1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=parenting-smart

https://www.kooth.com/

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Parent wellbeing

Health: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/

Loneliness: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coping-loneliness-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Financial Worries: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coping-money-worries-and-job-uncertainty-during-covid-19/

Mental Wellbeing whilst staying at home: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/