At Yealmpstone Farm Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play. Our school is part of the Mental Health Support Team pilot.
At our school we:
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.
Additonal support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement. Parents access this through our Parent Support Advisor, Kelly Tompkins.
Targeted support- For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
Lead staff members:
Heidi Price: Headteacher
Esther Archer: Deputy Head teacher
Viki Allen: SENCo, Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead
Kristina Pierce: ELSA ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
Jessica Wafer: ELSA ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
Kelly Tompkins: ELSA ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), PSA
From 7-11th February 2022 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This years theme is Growing Together.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.