We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
Good staff wellbeing is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment. As school staff juggle a multitude of different tasks and demands, it is important that everyone is given the right emotional and practical support so that they can, in turn, support their pupils.
In addition to having a positive impact on colleagues and children, staff wellbeing can improve performance and job satisfaction, which can lead to reduced staff turnover. It can also help to reduce absence (both short and long term), increase productivity and promote staff engagement.
The staff at North Curry Primary School recently enjoyed a Mental Health and Wellbeing Inset Day. We discussed new policies and how to support the wellbeing of the staff working at school, we also enjoyed a delicious staff lunch at Living Pretty!
Below are some links to useful websites, reading material and support groups that are useful to support mental wellbeing.
If you need any advice on your own wellbeing please contact Victoria Day, ELSA (Emotional Literacy Advisor) and accredited Mental Health First Aider via the school office.