At Sharmans Cross, we are committed to supporting children, staff and parents in their wellbeing and mental health. We know that wellbeing, physical and mental health are all vital to successful learning. If you have any worries or concerns about your child’s emotional behaviour or well-being, then please let school know. There will be things we can do to help further and support you.
Mental health includes social, psychological and emotional well-being. Mental health refers to the ability to function and deal with daily life and everything it represents.
The phrase ‘mental health’ is often thought to refer to mental health problems. It is the case, however, that everyone has mental health. People have times when their mental health is good and also times when it isn’t. Mental health can vary over time, just like physical health.
Mental ill health is a phrase used to describe a range of conditions which can lead to changes in feelings or behaviour. These conditions include; anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and psychosis. This is not an exhaustive list.
One in ten children experience mental ill health and over 50% of mental health illnesses start before the age of 14. These and further statistics on mental health can be found here.
Mrs Whitcombe – Child and Family Support Worker and Mental Health First Aider
Mrs Ferguson – DSL and Mental Health First Aider
Miss Wilkes - Headteacher and DSL
Miss Smith – SENDCo
Look out for ideas and activities to try our at home in our weekly newsletter! You may also find the following links helpful for further information and advice:
Mentally Healthy Schools – Anna Freud
Tutorful – Helping your child with anxiety
NHS – Every Mind Matters
Place2BE – Improving Children’s Mental Health