Mental Health & Wellbeing
We aim to ensure that the children, staff, parents and wider community at MHCHS develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.
We promote the link between good mental health and attainment and use student voice to help shape our mental health practice.
The following are key tenets of our approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing for students.
- Achieving: Being supported and guided in their learning and in the development of their skills, confidence and self-esteem at home, at school and in the community.
- Active: Having opportunities to take part in activities such as recreation and sport, which will contribute to healthy growth and development, both at home and in the community.
- Healthy: Having help to attain the highest standards of physical and mental health, as well as access to suitable healthcare and support in learning to make healthy and safe choices.
- Included: Having help to overcome social, educational, physical and economic inequalities and being accepted as part of the school and community.
- Nurtured: Having a nurturing place to live and learn and where students are treated with an unconditional positive regard.
- Respected: Having the opportunities, along with parents, to be heard and involved in decisions which affect them.
- Responsible: Having opportunities and encouragement to play active and responsible roles in the school and community.
- Safe: Being protected from abuse, neglect or harm at home, at school or in the wider community