At Goose Green we commit to promoting resilience and positive wellbeing for all children and members of staff. We believe that good wellbeing means that we feel happy and healthy (both mentally and physically) and are motivated and engaged to learn. Children build resilience and are supported to deal effectively with daily troubles and life’s challenges knowing that a spectrum of feelings and emotions are normal. Using a whole school approach we strive to create an environment where the school community is aware and has an understanding of how poor mental health can affect both teaching and learning. Placing an emphasis on how physical and mental health are closely connected, children learn to recognise that we must place equal value on keeping healthy both physically and mentally.
We support those children who may have concerns, worries or anxieties over a longer period of time or when traumatic events happen outside of school. This may be in the form of group or 1:1 learning mentor support; where tailored interventions are planned, specialist support from highly skilled external professionals such as art therapy or school counselling and through working with families.
Please see below to understand more about what we do at Goose Green to promote and support positive mental health.