At Ravensworth Terrace we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. Mental health and wellbeing are a core thread running through all school activities We know that everyone experiences challenges that can make us vulnerable and, at times, in need of additional emotional support.
Our school is a supportive and caring environment in which mental health and wellbeing is talked about openly. We aim to support pupils to problem solve and talk about their concerns, and to provide teaching and learning that will build important life skills, develop resilience, self-regulation, compassion and team work. Above all, we want our pupils to thrive!
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, our curriculum helps the children to develop a growth mind set which has a positive impact upon their resilience.
Additional support– For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support– For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as managing strong emotion. This may include a referral to other agencies and professionals.
The Mental Health Spectrum
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.
The Children's Society RISE Mental Health Support in Schools programme have a range of resources available for children, young people, professionals and parents that offer practical tips to feel more in control and become more resilient in managing emotional wellbeing and mental health. The resources can be accessed by visiting https://rise.childrenssociety.org.uk, and click on Find Wellbeing Resources then scroll down to the topic you would like support with.