Mental Health and Well Being
Mental Health and
Well Being Support
At St. Mewan we believe in promoting good mental health and wellbeing for the whole school community. With the pressures of modern life, social media and the impact of the pandemic affecting us all, it is no wonder that we are seeing an increase in mental health problems with children.
At St. Mewan we place high importance on our mental health and wellbeing. Each child is encouraged to identify a trusted adult who they can speak to in times of worry or anxiety. This does not have to be their class teacher – it may be a previous class teacher or even a member of the office team – we are always available for our pupils.
Support for pupils
We have a graduated response to issues involving mental health and our staff are always available to talk to parents and carers about any concerns they may have about their child.
Pyramid of Need
This image details some of the support and interventions we provide to support pupils with their mental health and wellbeing.
The school also have a team who are trained in supporting pupils with their wellbeing and can signpost parents and carers to professional support outside of the school if needed.
Senior Lead for Mental Health and Well Being - Mrs. Elaine Badger, Headteacher
Pastoral Lead - Mr. Jon Evison
Pastoral Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mr. Andrew Gibson
Trauma Informed Practitioners - Mrs. Badger, Mr Evison, Mrs Banfield
Support for Parents
Coping with a child with poor mental health can be worrying and a challenge for parents and carers. We are here to support children and their families so please do not be afraid to reach out to the St. Mewan team.
In addition to this, there are many organisations who offer support and advice online. The Anna Freud Centre is a fantastic resource for schools, parents and children, containing a huge amount of resources and information which can help with a range of issues.
Dealing with the loss of someone is always difficult, especially at a very young age. Please ask for support from the team. You may also find these resources helpful.
A Cornish charity who provide support for parents, carers and children in dealing with grief.
Child Bereavement Uk
This website has some useful videos for parents and carers to help children understand funerals and deal with grief at Christmas and special occasions. It also has an extensive list of books which can be used with your child to help them prepare for the death of someone as well as understand the loss once someone has died.