Positive Mental Health

At St John’s C.E. Primary School, we aim to promote and nurture positive mental health for every member of our school community.

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)

According to the Office for National Statistics (2019), in primary school aged children (5 to 10 year olds), one in ten had a mental disorder, increasing to one in seven children of secondary school age (11 to 16 year olds).

We aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community: children, staff, parents and carers.  We recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives; in just the same way as physical health.  We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. 

We aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community: children, staff, parents and carers.  We recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives; in just the same way as physical health.  We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. 

Our whole school approach includes:

  • Supportive small school environment with our vision and values embedded

  • PSHE lessons/Circle Times/Assemblies to raise awareness

  • Emotional Health Mentor on site to support individuals and small groups – fully trained via the Enfield Mentor Program

  • Developing positive relationships with families

  • Transition Programmes to support change from Key Stage to Key Stage

If you would like to discuss any issues relating to Mental Health please speak to Mrs Notley or Miss Nelson at any time.  Our attached Mental Health and Well Being Policy gives more information.

Useful links for parents:

  • Enfield Parent Partnership Service – free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and support to parents/carers – Phone: 0208 373 2700; email:  enquiries@enfieldparents.org.uk

  • https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

  • Enfield Local Authority – Local Offer – www.enfield.gov.uk/SEND

  • Enfield’s school nurses are based at St Michaels Hospital, Enfield, EN2 0JB Phone: 020 8702 6184

  • Our Voice – A parent-led organisation seeking to improve services for children with disabilities in Enfield. Phone: 07516 662315; email:  info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk

  • Community Parent Support Service – available to all families living in Enfield.  Works with parents/carers of children aged 0 – 18 dealing with concerns and issues before they escalate and become a problem.   Phone: 020 8372 1500

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