At Tow Law Millennium Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. 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.
Miss Dobson is our wellbeing and mental health lead teacher. She also has a Mental Health First Aid qualification.
Piece of Mind Team
(previously named Mental Health Support Team)
We are pleased to share that we are now working alongside the Piece of Mind Team (previously Mental Health Support Team). The Piece of Mind Team offer early help to children and young people who are struggling with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety and/or low mood. We have attached a leaflet that explains the role of the Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) within the team and the support they can offer.
As well as working directly with children and young people, the team offer advice and guidance to staff members, parents and other professionals.
If you feel your child would benefit from support from support from the Piece of Mind Team or you would like additional information about the team, please contact Miss Dobson (Mental Health Lead) or Mrs Jackson to discuss further.
Wellbeing Award for Schools
In autumn 2020, we signed up to work towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools. We are very proud to have been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools in December 2021.
The award report outlines that ‘the wellbeing of all is one of the central principles of the school and there is a commitment to support wellbeing across the whole school community‘. It goes on further to state that ‘leaders have developed a culture throughout the whole school which is supportive both of staff, pupils and their wider family‘ and that the ‘the school learning environment, both internally and externally, has been developed to support and promote the wellbeing of all: there is a very warm and nurturing atmosphere.’
Please take the time to read our Wellbeing Award for Schools Report – we are very proud of it!
Through achieving this award, we have:
- Shown our commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life
- Improved the emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils
- Ensured mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offered provision and interventions that match the needs of our pupils and staff
- Engaged the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
- Captured the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues
For more information about the award, click this link.