Mental Health and Wellbeing
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
World Health Organisation. 2018
At Town Farm, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff, all pupils and wider community.
We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils. We know we already support our pupils with social emotional and mental health needs through our SEND and safeguarding provision, however we continually seek opportunities to build resilience as a core focus more widely.
We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. Persistent mental health problems may lead to pupils having significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of those of the same age.