Mental Health and Well-Being
Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." – World Health Organisation. 2018
At Holyhead School we aim to promote good mental health and wellbeing for our whole community: students, staff, parents and carers.
We aim to develop protective factors by being a community in which all:
- Are respected
- Have a sense of belonging and feel safe
- Are able to talk openly with trusted adults
- See good mental health as something to be valued and nurtured
We want all members of our community to:
- Feel confident in themselves
- Be able to express a range of emotions appropriately
- Be able to make and maintain positive relationships with others
- Cope with the challenges of everyday life
- Manage times of stress and deal with change
- Thrive and achieve
We aim to achieve this through:
- Awareness raising (wellbeing assemblies, tips for good mental health)
- Listening to our students
- Gaining insights via student voice
- Working in partnership with parents/carers where there are concerns about mental health
- Signposting sources of external help and advice
- Making referrals and working with external agencies to provide additional support to those who need it
- Recognising the importance of staff mental health and wellbeing.
- Modelling healthy attitudes and habits
- Our PSHE curriculum.
We are not able or qualified to offer
- Testing and diagnosis of mental health conditions
- Specialist therapies
Meet the Team
Mrs K Robinson
Mrs S Parker
Mrs S Stafford
More information about Mental Health is available on our Parent Portal.