At Shinewater Primary School and Nursery, we aim to promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and community. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. Our school is a place for children and young people to experience a nurturing and supportive environment that has the potential to:
- 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 self esteem and ensure children know they count.
- Encourage children to be confident.
- Help develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.
Our approach adopts a Peer Mentor Programme. This has been very successful since its introduction. Older children take the responsibility, under adult supervision, of developing a relationship with others as either a one to one situation or group, encouraging them to talk, listen and to feel they are a valued of our school community.
As a community school, we are also aware of our responsibility to the families of our children. There are a number of organisations which offer support for all ages who may feel they would benefit from support.
Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
As a school, we offer Triple P meetings which offer an opportunity to share and seek advice.
Ways to Mental Health and Wellbeing