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                               Mental Health & Well-Being

       The importance to adopt a whole school approach to mental health & well-being

 Brompton Hall School

 How we will achieve this together?

Academic Resilience: motivation and sense of commitment and engagement with learning
  • Academic calendars
  • Learners meet with subject teachers to review their progress
  • Recognising achievement: 100% Attenders / Student of the Half Term / Class of the Week / Unit of the Week / Weekly Pass Certificates
  • Early entries to exam qualifications to promote achievement
  • Promotion of 'safe' learning environments to allow 'mistakes' to be made
  • Growth mindset language
Staff Well-Being: reduce stress and absence, improve teaching ability and performance
  • Revised Staff Attendance / Return to work documentation with a focus on 'well-being'
  • Comprehensive staff training programme (e.g. yoga, mindfulness, loss & bereavement, compassBUZZ, team building)
  • Signposting to support (e.g. Health Assured)
  • Time off to attend family events (e.g. child's sports days, graduations, etc.)
  • Regular review of workload, with additional admin staff recruited to provide support
  • Review of current documentation to remove duplication
  • Supervision meetings have a well-being focus
  • Regular staff well-being surveys
  • Whole school social events (e.g. summer bbq, Christmas meal, secret santa, staff buffets, cake Wednesday)
Pupil Well-Being: including happiness, a sense of purpose, connectedness and meaning
  • '1 to 1' Counselling sessions
  • '1 to 1' Keyworker meetings
  • School Nurse visits
  • National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) visits (J Morris)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) / Lego Therapy / Play Therapy / Music Therapy
  • Learner surveys (e.g. PASS, Growing up in North Yorkshire)
  • Student Voice: School Council / Bullying Committee / Unit Forums / involvement in the appointment of new staff

Development of social emotional skills and attitude: promote learning, success, well-being and mental health in school and throughout life

  • Growth Mindset / Academic Resilience
  • CAMHS Referrals
  • Staff CPD programme to incorporate social and emotional language
Prevention and reduction of mental health problems (e.g. depression, anxiety and stress)
  • Developing communication interaction skills through co-operative activities within the 24hr curriculum
  • School Nurse
  • Counselling
  • Signposting to support for learners and families
  • Early intervention programmes
  • Early referrals
  • Encouraging students to engage in a range of activities out of their 'comfort zones' through unit activities / trips / excursions
  • Parents / Carers training programme and sharing best practice via website / social media (e.g. keeping your child safe online, recognising screen addiction

Reduction of risky behaviours (e.g. impulsive, uncontrolled anger, violence, bullying / crime, early sexual experience, alcohol and drug use)

  • Personal. Health & Social Education curriculum
  • Workshops (e.g. prison me no way, knife crime, NSPCC
  • Staff CPD programme, incorporating key issues (e.g. County Lines, Cyber Bullying, Dangers of Alcohol, ect.)
  • Visits by external stakeholders (e.g. local PCSO regarding drugs & alcohol, Fire Safety)