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Mental Health and Wellbeing Page.


Please find below some information and some links that may help you.


The journey so far

Three years ago we started our journey of understanding what is mental health, so that we could start to improve our ethos and teaching at Homefields.


It was important that we looked at this for both pupils and for staff. We began with the question of what is good mental health and how do you achieve this? At Homefields our learning attitudes help our children to have a positive outlook to their life long learning, equipping them with the skills of resilience, resourcefulness and respect which are so important to good mental health. This teaching is implicit but now it was important to explicit so that the children understand how the positive attitudes effect their mental health.

Children are taught mindfulness in class, and have assemblies on how to achieve good mental health.

We now have the Bronze award for Mental Health from Leeds Carneigie University as well as two members of staff trained in Mental Health First Aid. Are staff have a referral system in school for any children that they believe need support with their emotions. Our Learning Mentor has a timetable to see children with varying emotional needs. We are also very lucky that we have a children's councilor that visits school weekly.

We have also set up a Mental Health Page on the newsletter, to give advice and support to parents.


Mrs Rollerson and Mr Jones.




Verification Report from Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health


The Emotionally Healthy Schools project is Derby Opportunity Area funded project created specifically to improve the mental and emotional health provision in Derby Schools.


Check out the website for loads of useful tips, tools, resources, information and links to useful External Agencies across Derby, Derbyshire and beyond -

Mental Health Policy