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Wellbeing at WHA

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO LOOK AT OUR WELLBEING PAGES BELOW. IT SHARES WHAT WESTERN HOUSE HAVE BEEN DOING TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING FOR CHILDREN AND STAFF.

At Western House Academy we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play. Every month we have a day for children and staff where we focus on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.   

 At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote core values that children can use throughout their lives

 

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall 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 such as bereavement.  

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.

Lead Senior Leader member: Mrs Bevan (SENDCO)

Mental Health First Aiders: Mrs Reid (Receptionist & Key Worker), Mrs Gregory (Child & Family Support Officer) & Mrs Sawyer (HLTA)

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Award

Western House Academy are currently undertaking this award and hope to achieve it in 2022! We will keep you posted..

Useful links

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

 

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/

 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

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