Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Parkhead Community Primary School we strongly hold the principle that good mental health is important for helping children to develop and thrive. It is essential in order for children to access learning.
Our Mental Health Lead is Mr Black and he is a champion for promoting emotional health and wellbeing. He works with a team of key members of staff to ensure that emotional health and wellbeing is always part of the school development plans and embedded in the school’s ethos.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in fundamental changes to lives of children. Evidence suggests that some children, especially those with certain characteristics, such as those who are disadvantaged economically, females and those with pre-existing mental health needs, appear to have experienced greater negative impacts on their mental health and wellbeing.
We follow the Eight Principles (below) created by Public Health England to ensure of a whole school approach to mental health and Wellbeing.
This diagram illustrates the eight principles to developing a whole school or college approach to emotional wellbeing and is taken from 'Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing - a whole school and college approach'. You can find the whole document here.