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Mental health and well-being

We all need to look after our mental health and well-being, and look out for each other.  At Courthill, we are proud to have successfully been awarded the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark. The charter mark was co-developed by Sandwell’s Inclusion Support team and public health department in order to develop and focus thinking around whole school approaches to promoting positive mental health and well-being. This is fundamental to our ethos in school. If children are happy and they have the skills to recognise when they need help with their own emotional and mental health, they will have positive experiences. We believe it is crucial to equip children with these vital skills from a young age as it will set them up for the rest of their lives.  

Through feedback provided by pupils, staff and parents reflected that there is a culture of mutual respect across the board. 

 

‘School makes me feel good because we have fun. In other schools there is just learning, learning, learning.’ Pupil 

‘You can tell a teacher and then your worry gets smaller and smaller.’ Pupil  

 

‘I feel the school strike the right balance in regards to well-being. They promote resilience, as well as encouraging independence and offering support where needed. My child’s self-esteem has grown tremendously and I feel that is largely due to the fantastic staff. They listen to, respond and support parents and children amazingly.’ Parent  

 

‘As a team we are very caring and supportive. Compassion is a strength at Courthill – it’s a special place.’ Staff member  

 

‘There is an ethos of valuing, celebrating and encouragement.’ Staff member 

 

Stormbreak

As a school we are fortunate to be involved in the Stormbreak programme, supporting pupils’ well-being through movement. ‘Stormbreaks’ are planned into our weekly timetable and we have had a really positive response from all the pupils.   If you would like to take part in Stormbreaks at home, please click here to visit their website.

 

Further resources

The websites below offer support and advice to parents/carers about adult and children's mental health and well-being as well as offering a range of activities you can do to support your own and and your family's mental health and well-being.

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/supporting-your-child-s-mental-health/

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