Eco, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and well-being Support

At Castleway, we care about your children beyond their academic abilities within the classroom and value each child as an individual whilst appreciating the ups and downs of life they each face.  The emotional health and well-being of your child is of up-most importance to us, as we want all children that come to our school to be happy and content and to achieve their full potential in life.

As part of our curriculum, we will deliver lessons focusing on mental health and wellbeing as well as inviting outside agencies into school like the NSPCC and Anti-bullying companies. In addition, teachers plan assemblies, health weeks and will have Circle Time to help support the children.

We believe ‘healthy bodies make healthy minds’ and work with highly trained coaches to deliver sports and clubs at Castleway. In addition, each year we work with The Bikeability Team to promote the benefits of cycling as a form of exercise and the importance of keeping safe on the roads.

We also offer programs that focus on emotional and behavioural support and learning.

For further information, see our CPHSE, RSHE and British Values Page.

Click on the image to learn more about the 5 ways to wellbeing.
The Eco group and Mental Health Ambassadors will be working very closely as a team over this academic year. Their aim is to support and listen to our Castleway Community, to improve our school environment/local area, to consider our well-being needs and influence the developmental changes of our school grounds including our unique Castleway Nature Reserve. We have a new project to develop. We are creating our very first Forest School.
 

Would you and your child like to learn more about your amazing brain, emotions and learn strategies to develop and maintain positive mental health?

We have been fortunate enough to secure funding for some of our children to be able to take part in Managing Me. Managing Me is a fun and interactive course which teaches children how to understand how their brain works, helps them to develop self-awareness and as a result, will enable them to manage their own emotions and behaviours.

Parents are required to take part in an online workshop which will enable them to familiarise themselves with the course materials in order to reinforce what has been learnt.  This course is accredited by Open Awards and both children and parents will receive a certificate in recognition of their achievements at the end of the course. 

Mrs McGee is trained to deliver the course which is delivered in small groups and has proven to be very successful in developing self-awareness and self-confidence.

We are also continuing our work with CAMHS.

If you feel that your child may benefit from any of these programs or you would like to hear more about them, please do not hesitate to contact the school and speak the SENCo Mrs. McCarthy or Mrs. Riley, the Deputy Headteacher. Alternatively, you could speak to your child’s class teacher.

We work hard to help the children to understand that there are people out there that can help them. One of the paths they could take for help would be to contact Childline. Here’s a video to show what happens if you do call them:

https://youtu.be/fCA6EhBhiC8

Here’s a video to watch if you would like some help to cope with anxiety:

https://youtu.be/pvM_TtQi9DU

 

Please click onto our Covid 19 web page for further mental health support.

Our SENCo, Mrs McCarthy will also be arranging coffee mornings. This will be a time for parents to share any concerns or worries they may have. Parents will be informed by letter about these events.

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