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:
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:
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