Mental health and wellbeing
Mental health promotion involves creating and enhancing environments that support the development of positive mental health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. Research shows that developing positive mental health and wellbeing is most effective when it takes place early in a child or young person's' life.
Outside of school children can be exposed to many factors which can influence their mental health and wellbeing. These factors can help develop wellbeing or contribute to having a negative impact on wellbeing levels. The school environment provides a valuable opportunity for wellbeing to be promoted and mental health to be protected for all children including the most vulnerable and at risk.
Mrs Walker is the Designated Mental Health Lead for St Mary's C of E Primary School and has completed the DfE approved training through The Root of It. The Designated Mental Health Lead Role was introduced as a result of the “Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision” green paper.