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Positive Mental Health Policy
Tittensor First CE (VC) School

Defining mental health
 
Mental Health is “the emotional and spiritual resilience which enables us to enjoy life and survive
pain, suffering and disappointment. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our
and others dignity and worth. It is influenced by our experience and our genetic inheritance.” (World
Health Organisation)
 
Mental health affects all aspects of life and behaviour.
 
Like physical health, mental health is something we all have. It can range across a spectrum from healthy to unwell; it can fluctuate on a daily basis and change over time.
 
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Context and Rationale
 
Mental Health and Wellbeing promotes school success and improvements by:


Policy statement
Tittensor First School is committed to promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing
of pupils and staff. In order to do so the school will:
 
Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing (Prevention): Any member of staff who is concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a student should speak to the Headteacher or Wellbeing Support. If there is a fear that the student is in danger of immediate harm then the normal child protection procedures should be followed with an immediate referral to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Designated Assistant Safeguarding Lead. Any other Safeguarding concerns that are non-urgent should be recorded using the Safeguarding Concern Sheet.

Warning Signs of Poor Mental Health
School staff may become aware of warning signs which indicate a student is experiencing mental health or emotional wellbeing issues. These warning signs should always be taken seriously and staff observing any of these warning signs should communicate their concerns to G. Craig or L.Mannering and a ‘Wellbeing Referral Form’ completed.
Possible warning signs include: Parents are often very welcoming of support and information from the school about supporting their children’s emotional and mental health.  In order to support parents we will:
Training
 
All staff will receive regular training about recognising and responding to mental health issues throughout the year through Professional Development meetings and INSET day training. Any staff requiring further professional development should make their suggestions to G. Craig, our CPD Coordinator, who can also highlight sources of relevant training and support for individuals as needed.
 
Why do we need a wellbeing and mental health strategy?
 
Tittensor CE (VC) First School is an inclusive setting where mental health and wellbeing promotes school success and improvements by: