Peasedown St John Primary School takes the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously. We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy. Our mental health and wellbeing policy sets out how we do this.
We all have ups and downs in life, but in childhood it can be particularly hard to cope with sad feelings and worries that arise when things are hard or scary. There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally. You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes. We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school.
If you are worried about your child’s mental health then you are not alone. Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses . There is good support available from local and national organisations. The sooner you seek help the better for your child and you.
The school Local Governing Body has a mental health and well being governor, who represents mental health issues across all areas of governance.
Jerry Parr is the MNSP schools chaplain, offering support to all staff and families.
The following documents are there to support you and your child with their mental health and well-being.
Websites with further resources for parents/carers: