What is Wellbeing and why is it so important as Lisburne?
Mental health and wellbeing is not just the absence of mental health problems. We want all children/young people to:
- Feel confident in themselves.
- Be able to express a range of emotions appropriately.
- Be able to make and maintain positive relationships with others.
- Cope with the stresses of everyday life.
- Manage times of stress and be able to deal with change.
- Learn and achieve, to the best of their abilities.
The Emotional Wellbeing of not only our children, but staff and parents, is at the core of our ethos and aims. Within school we aim to;
- To have happy and nurturing environment which promotes a culture of awareness of the individual’s wellbeing needs for children, parents and staff.
- To create an environment where all staff feel the ability to respectfully challenge a viewpoint without it being judged.
- To create a positive communication system where we speak to people as we would like to be spoken to.
- To promote flexible practices built around people and therefore prioritise our workload.
- To have a clear referral system to support both staff and parents to access appropriate links.
Who to turn to?
Signposted across school are our wellbeing leads.
Useful Wellbeing Websites:
https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk// -Information and resources for self-helping a number of areas.
https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/ – Guidance through phone, email and live chat on managing workload, time management.
Wellbeing Leads: We have Wellbeing Leads across our three sites. Staff are aware of channels of support and can discuss any worries and concerns with these. Our Wellbeing leads are accessible at all times.
Change group: Half termly, a group of staff members meet to discuss ideas with how to change wellbeing across school. The group responds to staff voice surrounding training opportunities. We have also looked at how we can incorporate more staff wellbeing events.
Please read our Wellbeing policy for further information. Additionally, please see our Anti-bullying, behaviour and Safeguarding Policy.