Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing at Sneinton C of E
At Sneinton St Stephens C of E Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our school community (children, staff, parents, carers and stakeholders). We recognise how important mental health and wellbeing is in our lives, and that it is equally as important as physical health. Mental health is a critical part of a child’s wellbeing, and we recognise that poor mental health can adversely affect a child’s learning and progress. Our whole school values are at the root of all we do in school, and we use these positively to promote good mental health and wellbeing for all of our community. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health.
By making our school mentally healthy, we strive to ensure a nurturing, welcoming and supportive environment, where all children can build on their potential, no matter their life experiences. In an average classroom, three children will be suffering from a diagnosable mental health issue. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for our pupils: those who are affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health. We aim to provide a safe, healthy and fun place for all our community to be. We want to ensure we help the children deal with their own mental health, support others who may be suffering from poor mental health, and understand what they can do in order to have a positive mind-set.
More information about our approach to mental health and wellbeing can be found in our whole school policy below.
We also have access to the Nottingham City Mental Health Support Team services. School can make a referral for your child to this service, or it is possible for you to self-refer to the team. Information on how to contact the team can be found below:
Referring to the Nottingham City Mental Health Support Team
Young people under 11 years’ old and on roll of a project school
Parent/Caregivers can use the online Mental Health Referral Form
Parent/Caregivers can call: 0115 876 4899
Parent/Caregivers can Text: 07874 633 715
Parent/Guardians can speak to the Senior Mental Health Lead (SMHL) at school and they will complete a simple referral form with you.
Young people can also speak to a member of school staff who works with them who could support them with completing a referral.