At St Ethelbert’s we know that the emotional well being of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows our children to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Things that can help keep our children mentally well include:

  • being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
  • having time and the freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
  • being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
  • coming to a school that looks after their well being
  • taking part in local activities for children

Other factors are also important, including:

  • feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe
  • being interested in life and having opportunities to enjoy themselves
  • being hopeful and optimistic
  • being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed
  • accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at
  • having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community
  • feeling they have some control over their own life
  • having the strength to cope when something is wrong (resilience) and the ability to solve problems

Here in school there are many ways we support our children’s health and well being. We also work closely with our families to ensure that they have access to support networks where necessary. To find out more about how we support mental health and well being click here to read our policy.

Mental Health & Well Being Policy 2024