Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mrs Wilson- Wellbeing and Pastoral Lead
Please contact school to arrange an appointment should you need any further support or advice.
We are very proud to announce that Blackrod Primary School was awarded the 'Wellbeing Award' in July 2019. We are committed to supporting our school community with Mental Health and Wellbeing.
At Blackrod Primary School, we value the importance of having positive mental health and wellbeing. We understand that emotional health and wellbeing plays a fundamental role in the lives of our pupils, staff and parents/carers. We understand poor mental health undermines educational attainment and personal achievement. We actively promote activities to support our pupils during their time at school. We understand that Mental Health is the responsibility of everyone in our school community and encourage people to talk openly around the subject.
Awards For All
In 2018, we applied for an 'Awards For All' grant. This is a National Lottery Funded grant and we were lucky enough to receive money to support 'Wellbeing' in school.
With this money our staff have received support and training from 'CalmaClass' and are now using the 'CalmaClass' programme in school. All children throughout school are taught strategies and techniques to support them with their mental health and wellbeing.
We also work with Carol Bradley, our Yoga and relaxation teacher, who provides children with tailored sessions. Many classes across Key Stage 2 have had the opportunity to work with Carol and we look forward to offering sessions to our younger children and parents later in the year.
We also ran 'Sunflower Club.' This is a programme designed to support children with building new friendships, improving social skills, communication and resilience. We enjoyed many craft activities, team building exercises and concluded our sessions with a outdoor trip to 'The Anderton Centre' and with party which both parents and children to attended.
We also embarked upon 'The Wellbeing Award.' This award verifies that we are committed to Mental Health and Wellbeing at Blackrod Primary School.
Yoga and Relaxation Sessions
https://gmmh.nhs.uk/bolton-camhs Children and adolescent mental health service Bolton
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/guide-to-camhs/ Children and adolescent mental health service
https://www.childline.org.uk/ Child line contact Call 0800 1111
Please also see our SEN section of the school website (Emotional, Behavioural and Social)
Mrs Wilson is our SENDCo and Designated Safeguard Lead.