Mental Health and Well-being
At Whitehill Primary School, we are committed to supporting the wellbeing and emotional health of our pupils.
We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support.
Promoting pupil wellbeing is more than just helping children to achieve academically. A child's wellbeing could be the key to their current and future happiness. With this in mind, we are determined to support our pupils at Whitehill Primary School in every way possible, to ensure that they are provided with the best start to their life and are fully equipped with the tools to manage their thoughts, emotions, and wellbeing.
We feel the social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that children can learn in our school can help them build resilience and set the patterns for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.
We provide many resources and activities to support our pupils wellbeing. We have Forest School, trained ELSA's, PSHE lessons, half termly Wellbeing days, a School Counsellor and Parent Hub to name a few.
We also work closely with a variety of external services to provide further support where and when necessary.
Whitehill Wellbeing Day
On Friday the 21st October 2022, we had our first half termly Wellbeing day. The theme was, 'Being me'. In order to celebrate this we had a non-uniform day where all pupils dressed in their favorite outfit.
There were also lots of activities taking place throughout the day which encouraged pupils to discuss and think about who they are including each class having a world map and each child discussing where different members of their family lives.
Every child decorated a paper hand. They had to included pictures, words and patterns all related to the theme 'All about me'. the hands our now displayed on our Wellbeing Board in school.