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Wellbeing at WHA

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.  

 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 staff members: Mrs Mangat (Teacher and Year Leader), Mrs Akehurst (Child & Family Support Officer), Mrs Reid (Welfare Officer) & Mrs Sawyer (Cover HLTA)

 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021– theme 'Nature'

Western House Academy is proud to  support Children’s Mental Health Week 2021.  We will be encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness and connect with nature.

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

 

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO LOOK AT OUR WELLBEING NEWSLETTER. IT SHARES WHAT WESTERN HOUSE HAVE BEEN DOING TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING AND HAS SOME USEFUL ACTIVITIES.

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