Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health
Here at Berry Hill we believe passionately in the value of children learning how to support positive mental health. We want them to understand that times can be challenging in all our lives, but that we can do something about it! Our proactive approach has led to us achieving our Mental Health Champions Award, of which we are very proud!
Support for wellbeing and positive mental health education is woven throughout our provision - through the Curriculum, in assemblies, special events (such as World Mental Health Day), and we also hold workshops for families. Below are just some of the ways that we help our children to understand more about wellbeing and mental health.
The recent Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in heightened concern about mental health for many. The NHS has developed the following site to advise parents and families on supporting their children's mental health. Check it out for some excellent information and guidance:
Our Positive Mental Health framework at Berry Hill Primary School:
5 WAYS TO WELLBEING:
This excellent initiative is used as a framework to help children understand that there are ways they can help themselves live a happy and healthy life.
The '5 Ways to Wellbeing' are a framework used during assemblies, at playtimes and in classrooms to help children identify ways that they can stay healthy and happy in body and in mind. The 5 ways are:
ELSA (Emotional Literacy) support in school: Specially trained staff can support children with a range of social and emotional needs over a short-term programme. See ELSA page on the School Life tab for more information.
TRAILBLAZERS / YOUNG MINDS MATTER: Positive Mental Health in Schools support through the NHS
Nurture Group has been running successfully at Berry Hill Primary School for a number of years now. We are very proud of what our Nurture Group contributes to the well-being of our pupils.
The Nurture Group provides opportunities to develop confidence, self esteem and social skills, in a secure, caring and safe environment. The group consists of children with a wide range of needs who are not, for whatever reason, achieving their full potential. The group has high expectations with clearly defined boundaries, positive reinforcement, consistency, structure and predictability. It works within the principles of inclusive practice and the principles of the Nurture Group Network to respond to diverse needs.
The Principles of Nurture are:
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools, will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with their school website.
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one of our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit aboutads.info/choices or youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings on your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.