Mr Roberts is Halewood Academy's Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead.
At Halewood Academy, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community (Pupils, staff, parents and carers).
We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued.
We endeavour to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress and aim to ensure that they are supported to reach their potential or to access help when they need it.
We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.
At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
Teaching about Mental Health & Well-being
At Halewood Academy we take a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health, aiming to help children become more resilient, happy and successful and to work in a pro-active way to avoid problems arising. We do this by:
Creating and applying consistent ethos, policies and behaviours that support mental health and well-being.
Helping children socially to form and maintain relationships.
Helping children to feel comfortable about sharing any concerns or worries.
Teaching children emotional skills and an awareness of mental health so that they understand their emotions and feelings better.
Promoting self-esteem and ensuring children understand their importance in the world.
Helping children to be resilient learners and to manage setbacks.
Identifying children who have mental health challenges and planning support to meet their needs, including working with specialist services, parents and carers.
Supporting and training staff to develop their skills and their own resilience
Also, Miss Walsh promotes our mental health campaign called 'Think It, Feel it, Share it' to support our students, staff, parents & carers with ways they can maintain their mental and physical health.