Health and Wellbeing
At Lever Edge Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff to ensure that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive. Positive mental wellbeing is essential if children and young people are to flourish and lead fulfilling lives.
We understand that life experiences can set challenges which can make us vulnerable at times, and additional help is sometimes needed. We believe that positive mental health and emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health.
Wellbeing Award for Schools
Here at Lever Edge Primary Academy, we value the health and well-being of all our pupils and staff and have been working hard this year to achieve the Well-Being Award for Schools, in partnership with the National Children's Bureau.
We signed up to this Award to further develop our work to promote positive wellbeing and mental health for the whole school community and gain accreditation for the work we have already done.
The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils, staff and parents. The award will enable us to develop these practices where necessary and help us to ensure that wellbeing is embedded in the long-term culture of our school. It will help us to create an environment where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
- When we have achieved the award, we will have demonstrated our commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of everyday school life
- Improving the emotional wellbeing of our staff, pupils, parents and carers
- Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of our pupils and staff
- Promoting the importance of mental health awareness
- Capturing the views of parents, pupils and staff on mental health issues
Resources to Support Wellbeing at Home
It is important that you look after your own and your children's physical and mental wellbeing. Children with high levels of wellbeing are better learners. Below you will find more information on how you and your family can take care
of yourselves and have fun!
Produced by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, this is a booklet that helps parents talking about mental health with their children.
This website gives examples of how you can look after your mental health
A relaxing bedtime routine is one important way to help your child get a good night's sleep.
This website provides a variety of advice for families with children, from healthy eating to increasing exercise.
Yoga and mindfulness videos for children