Social, Emotional and Mental Health
At Brindishe Schools, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos, where each individual and contribution is valued. In our schools 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 Brindishe Schools we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries with their trusted adults in school
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self-esteem
- encourage children to be confident
- help children to develop emotional resilience
We promote a mentally healthy environment through promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging. Pupil voice is key and opportunities to participate in decision-making through our Rights Respecting Teams. We celebrate academic and non-academic achievements and provide opportunities to reflect.
Brindishe Schools recognise Mental Health Awareness Week every year hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. This is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.
We have a wide range of strategies and/or interventions in school daily to support children with their own mental health. Children are encouraged to 'dip into' their Mental Health Toolkit with school adults to find a strategy to support them.