World Mental Health awareness day
Thursday 10th October 2019
Mental health is an emotive subject area which can take us back to difficult times and stir up strong feelings.
Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder. Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing. Staff working in schools are ideally placed to recognise and respond to early signs of mental health difficulties in children and young people.
Throughout the day, our children discussed mental health and took part in various workshops.
Our staff communicated with our children of any safe spaces they can go to, and reminded them of the support options listed as part of school safeguarding policy.
When we have good levels of wellbeing we feel that life is in balance and that we can generally cope well. We feel motivated and engaged, we’re resilient and able to deal effectively with daily troubles, as well as bounce back from life’s challenges
As part of children’s wellbeing each class has a worry/ suggestion box whereby the children are encouraged to use it if they are struggling with difficult emotion or have some suggestions to make the classroom environment conducive to their learning.
We at Khalsa Primary are striving hard to make a difference to the wellbeing of each and every child in our care.