Positive Mental Health & Well-Being
At Acton CE Primary Academy we endeavor to support the emotional health and well-being of both our pupils and staff. Throughout our lives we all may face a range of challenges and as a result of these challenges anyone may need additional emotional support.
At our school we strive to help children in a number of ways. Along the journey children will:
At Acton we aim to meet the needs of each individual and offer different levels of support.
Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our school ethos and our wider curriculum.
Additional support – For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences.
Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups.
Each class from Y1 – Y6 have their own Well-Being Warriors who help support the well-being of their peers. Our Well-Being Warriors deliver their own assemblies about mental health and well-being and have also helped organise mental health awareness days such as:
Walk and Talk
Find Your Brave.
Lead staff member: Mrs Baxter (Y2)
Coronavirus Advice and Supoort:
Please visit the following websites for expert advice and support during these uncertain times. You can also find some well-being activities in the Well-Being at Home folder on this page.
The commissioned CSE/MFH service have recommended the following resources and tips to support parents during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
During lockdown families are spending much more time together and in these uncertain times emotions can run high and arguments happen more often. Tips for Coping with Family Conflict: Barnardos
The Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust has collated a valuable online library full of resources which can support professionals, parents, carers and children during the Covid-19 outbreak. Highlights include a family focused COVID-19 Self Care Kit. SheffieldChildrens
NSPCC Learning also has an extensive library of resources which can help parents, cares and professionals to support children's mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak. NSPCC