Mental Health & Wellbeing

The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that: “in order to help their children succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy”. Schools can be a place for children and young people to experience a nurturing and supportive environment that has the potential to develop self-esteem and give positive experiences for overcoming adversity and building resilience. For some, school will be a place of respite from difficult home lives and offer positive role models and relationships, which are critical in promoting children’s well-being and can help engender a sense of belonging and community.

Our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.

Our aim is to help develop the protective factors which build resilience to mental health problems and to be a school where:

  • All children are valued.

  • Children have a sense of belonging and feel safe.

  • Children feel able to talk openly with trusted adults about their problems without feeling any stigma.

  • Positive mental health is promoted and valued.

  • Bullying is not tolerated.

In addition to children’s well-being, we recognise the importance of promoting staff mental health and well-being.

Please click here to read our Mental Health and Emotional Well Being Policy

For further information, please click on this link to find out about the Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAHMS) project implemented by the City & Hackney CAMHS Alliance.

Please click HERE for the Mental Health Referral Form