Mental Health & Wellbeing
‘’Children's mental wellbeing is so vitally important. Happier children learn more and are much more likely to reach their potential" - @actionforhappiness
Everyone knows that wellbeing is particularly important to children and young people. It is thought to influence the way in which an individual copes with key life events such as stress, trauma and physical ill-health.
Children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social and school wellbeing, on average, have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in school, both concurrently and in later years.
Readiness to Learn and Engagement
When children look after their mental health and develop their coping skills it can help them to boost their resilience, self-esteem and confidence. It can also help them learn to settle themselves, feel calm, and engage positively with their education.
Feeling Safe and Decision Making
Not only are those with better mental wellbeing likely to deal better with stressful events and recover more quickly from illness, but they are also less likely to engage in behaviours which may put their health at risk.
Taking a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges leads to improved pupil and student emotional health and wellbeing which can help readiness to learn.
Across all school in the Crofton Cluster students are supported to recognise and learn strategies to manage all their emotions.
Please click on the links to view programmes used in each school and Mental Health & Wellbeing Support information and resources.
In the Crofton Anne Dale Federation and Crofton Hammond Infants and Junior school ‘Bounce’ is used.
The Bounce Programme helps children develop emotional resilience. Children continue to develop their emotional understanding right through until they are young adults and particularly in today’s world it is essential we are giving children the tools to support them with their emotional development and mental health. Strategies like this are most successful when they are used consistently between school and home.
In Crofton school, students will have advice and information regarding the ‘zones of regulation’. This compliments Bounce used in the primary school as it also uses colour language to help identify the ‘zone’ of emotion and strategies are discussed with students.
In Crofton Hammond Infants and Juniors a new well-being initiative was launched in September, where the Infant and Junior schools came together to ensure that well-being is the focus for our children, families, school and community.