Mental Health & Well Being

Wellbeing is not a given in life and is something that needs to be worked on as much as physical health. Lower Farm’s holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing is to look at the needs of everyone within the broader school community.

We want to develop well-adjusted individuals who are happy; happy in themselves, happy in their relationships with one another, and happy with who they are, ready to go out and face the world.

Supporting and promoting wellbeing and good mental health of all those in our community, including pupils, staff and parents is paramount to us. We create a culture of awareness of mental health needs, with no stigma or discrimination, providing high quality mental health support for all.

At Lower Farm, we take a whole school approach and put pupil wellbeing at the heart of everything we do and we develop strategies to help pupils negotiate the pressure of growing up in an ever changing world.

We teach all our pupils the importance of mental health, whether it be through PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) lessons, peer counselling, yoga or mindfulness lessons. It forms an integral part of our pastoral care offering with staff who understand and promote mental wellbeing of pupils across all aspects of school life

Each pupil develops their own support network with their ‘helping hand’ and all staff work together to underpin our care for each child, supported by our in-house pastoral team.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/cypmhs-information-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/mental-health-parenting