At Copthorne we recognise the importance of enabling pupils to be resilient and supporting good mental health and wellbeing.
We support and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the following ways:
Prevention: creating a safe and calm environment where mental health problems are less likely, improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school population, and equipping pupils to be resilient so that they can
manage the normal stress of life effectively. This will include teaching pupils about mental wellbeing through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos.
Identification: recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible.
Early support: helping pupils to access evidence based early support and interventions.
Access to specialist support: working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.
Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.
Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
Call 0800 1111 to get help and advice about a wide range of issues or to talk to a counsellor online.
For breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
Content targeted to under 12’s
Easy ways to eat well and move more
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support new Every Mind Matters advice for looking after mental wellbeing
Movement and mindfulness videos
Links to free online guided meditations
An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak
Outside the Box has produced a free activity journal to help children to enhance their mental wellbeing through a range of activities