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Mental Health Policy

Mental Health and Wellbeing
Engaging the whole community to promote wellbeing
Mental health is a state of well-being is which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” - World Health Organisation. 
At Bearnes Voluntary Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body, we pursue this using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health.

By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for students affects both directly and indirectly by mental health.

With positive mental health we are more likely to be motivated and engaged in our learning, realise and achieve our potential, choose healthier lifestyles, engage in all the world has to offer, shout out when abuse is occurring, seek help when times are tough and recover a sense of well-being and achievement following traumatic experiences.

Who can we turn to for support?

Sometimes, we all need some extra support to keep ourselves mentally healthy.

There are local and national groups available to support you and your family when those tricky moments arise.