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Mental health at Annesley

Mental Health

What is Mental Health?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as 'a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community'

Mental health is something we all have, just like we all have physical health. It’s about the way we think, feel and act throughout our lives, this will constantly change. Sometimes we feel well, and sometimes we don’t. When our mental health is positive, we feel motivated and able to take on challenges and new experiences. But when our mental health is negative, we can find it much harder to cope and often need help and support from family, friends and sometimes professionals.

What does this mean to us at Annesley Primary School?

As a school children's physical, emotional and mental health is of the utmost importance. If children are mentally and physically well then they will always excel in all aspects of schools. At Annesley this is all a part of our rich and varied curriculum, we have put an importance of physical health through P.E. lessons,  lots of after school clubs, sports club, swimming at school and after school through catch-up swimming.

Within school we are aware that everyone at some time will have negative mental health, at this time Mr Eccleston will work alongside class teachers to identify and work in small groups or 1:1 to help children to develop resilience and recognise signs and symptoms. Mr Eccleston will liaise with parents to discuss the best intervention and will keep parents fully updated regarding their child. 

Different types Mental Health conditions in children - see our sections