Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and well being of our whole school community. We believe that mental health and well being 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:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- ensure children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
- encourage children to be confident and to ‘paint their own rainbow’
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
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 well being 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 counselling through a professional counsellor 'Therapet' and work with CAMHS. This includes making referrals.
Lead staff members
Rebecca Gascoigne: Mental Health and Well being 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, Gemma Harborn, ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants)
Andrea Allcock and Rebecca Gascoigne- Drawing and Talking
Angela Bowles, Andrea Allcock, Rebecca Gascoigne- Positive Play therapy
We have a Well being Team who meet regularly and represent both children and staff. We strongly believe that well being should be embedded in every aspect of school life, to promote a happy and healthy school community.
Useful Links and Contacts
Food bank (behind Eastwood Library) 01773 535255
BWP 01773 719111
Eastwood Library 01773 712209
Eastwood Children’s centre 0115 9773742
HFT 0115 8835500
HomeStart Nottingham 0115 9624262 Befriending support for families with children under 5yrs
Broxtowe Council 0115 9177777
Let’s talk wellbeing 03003002200
Drug and alcohol support CGL 0115 8960798
Safe Families 01159227593