Children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing is currently being discussed a lot in the media. On average one in eight children and young people aged 5-19 suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder (Sadler et al., 2018), representing almost four pupils in every classroom. The reason for the rise in children experiencing mental health difficulties is varied although children these days are faced with increased pressure compared to when we were younger.
It is quite common for children to feel anxious, worried or upset at times. However, sometimes children can struggle to cope and may experience a range of mental health difficulties.
Here at Primet Primary School we aim to maximise children’s learning through promoting good mental health and wellbeing across the school.
We are committed to adopting a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing and as such are now delighted to accept the Accreditation Badge for Attachment and Trauma presented by AC Education. This celebrates and recognises the training and progress our school has made to become attachment and trauma aware.
Primet Primary School works in close collaboration with The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) to deliver an evidence-based approach to meeting the needs of children and young people with identified difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.
Primet Primary School also have various in house interventions and support for children to access in order to promote their emotional wellbeing and build on resilience.
Please see the links for further information regarding the interventions and support.