“Supporting everyone’s wellbeing and mental health, so that they can be the best they can be, are happy together and ready to learn”.

It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. The department for Education recognises that, in order to help their pupils, succeed: schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy.

“Mental health is a state of well-being in 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 2014)

At St Robert Southwell, we aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent / carer and staff.  We pursue this using both universal, whole school and specialised approaches for identified vulnerable pupils and families. We have a school counsellor who can be accessed by children who have identified needs.

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised for our commitment to Wellbeing with ‘The Wellbeing Award For Schools’ – A national standard for Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Following our success we will continue to develop opportunities for our pupils, families and staff to provide further opportunities to support and promote mental health and wellbeing. We will continue to work towards achieving our Wellbeing Strategy.

If you would like to know any other information about this award and process, please contact the school office.