At Mount Pleasant Primary School promoting and supporting mental health is extremely important. We know that mental health is as important as physical health. Through our Darwin Growth Curriculum (DGC) and PSHE lessons, we teach our children how to be healthy both mentally and physically and talk about this in terms of healthy eating, sleeping and exercise. The DGC also develops children’s sense of self-belief to develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals.
Identifying Mental Health and Wellbeing Needs
Severn Bridges MAT follows the I-thrive model when identifying children’s mental health and wellbeing needs.
In the Autumn term, we carry out the SMILE Survey with all children from Year 1 to Year 6. The survey is an emotional and behavioural screening tool and allows us to capture the children’s perspective. Using this tool we can identify the children’s needs and organise appropriate provision to support them.
Supporting and Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing
We all have a role to play in supporting and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils and we do this in number of ways.
Helplines and Websites for supporting you and your child
There are a range of brilliant local and national agencies offering support and advice for parents and children that we regularly signpost to.