Children are naturally confident, optimistic, curious and resilient, however, from time to time they can be anxious, angry, sad or frightened. What can you do if you are worried about the mental well-being of your child?
At Studley Green Primary School we prioritise the mental and emotional well-being of our pupils and encourage parents to speak to us if they have any concerns relating to their child's well-being.
We have strong pastoral provisions in school and have options to find the most appropriate support for individual children.
We are a Trauma Aware School which means that all staff have received training from the BdT Trauma Training. Studley Green Primary School has a full time therapeutic mentor and other staff trained to deliver trauma informed support.
In addition to this we provide ELSA support, designed to deliver short interventions for individual children temporarily struggling with anxieties, friendship difficulties or poor self esteem.
Studley Green Primary School has been fortunate to work with the CAMHS early support initiative MHST (Mental Health support teams). Staff from the MHST team come into school to work one to one with referred children and they also work with groups and with Year 5 and 6 children delivering a universal programme to support positive mental health called F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Finally we also work with the Wiltshire Primary Mentoring team who provide trained volunteer mentors for children to check in with at crucial points in their later years at Studley Green Primary School.
We always seek to consult with parents about any pastoral or mental well-being support that we arrange and will provide on going feedback about the impact of that support.
You can find a range of activities and stories that support mental Well-being in the children section of this website. Check out our colour monsters, links to mindfulness videos and ELSA activities.
Below are some lnks of external agencies that also provide helpful advice and support relating to Mental Health and well-being.