At Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community. We believe that mental health and wellbeing is just as important to our lives as physical health and is everyone's responsibility. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We particularly recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of our children and the support they may need to adjust to life back in school after the partial school closures. Our view is that positive mental health is in everybody’s interest and that we all have a role to play.
At our school we:
We offer different levels of support:
Tier 1: To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. Children have access to our online wellbeing resources through ZUMOS
Tier 2: For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement. For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as nurture provision, work with an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) or drawing and talking.
Tier 3: For those who may need support from other professionals we offer a counselling through a professional counsellor 'Therapet' and work with CAMHS this includes making referrals.
Lead staff members
Rebecca Gascoigne: Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead and accredited Mental Health First Aider
Chris Blackburn: Accredited Mental Health First Aider
Emma McGrenaghan: Accredited Mental Health First Aider
Emma Stevenson, Rebecca Gascogne, Andrea Allcock, Gemma Harborn, ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants)
Andrea Allcock and Rebecca Gascoigne- Drawing and Talking
Angela Bowles, Andrea Allcock, Rebecca Gascoigne, Claire Weightman- Positive Play therapy
We have a Wellbeing Team who meet regularly and represent both children and staff. We strongly believe that wellbeing should be embedded in every aspect of school life, to promote a happy and healthy school community.
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