Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing – how do we promote and support this at MAA?

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing – how do we promote and support this at MAA?


·       Positive reinforcement and celebration of achievement (e.g. positive statements about pupils on the monitor in the dining room for subject awards, attendance, star of the week etc.).

·        Mental Health first aider information posters, details of sources of help and facts about common mental health issues on displays in corridors

·        Assembly and PSHE lessons on mental health issues.

·        Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders

·        Positive phone calls to parents and carers at least weekly

·        Copies of achievement certificates sent home immediately on receipt

·        Positive postcards home.

·        Vocational courses available in understanding mental health conditions

·        Information sharing is in a child centred manner.

·        ‘Kalmer Counselling’ on site 1.5 days per week + some additional referrals.

·        Staff training on mental health issues, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid etc.

·        1:1 Teaching Assistant or Form Tutor talk time

·        Information on where to get support emailed to pupils

·        Sharing information and good practice with all staff who work with the young person

·        Use of CPOMS (secure and confidential reporting software)

·        Contact with home and other professionals when there is a concern

·        Support parents/carers/young person to contact their GP or CYPS/CAMHS as appropriate

·        Use of 'The Hub' - time out space in adjacent building with trained staff on hand to talk

Referrals to Kalmer Counselling, Educational Psychology, Connexions, Single Point of Access and CYPS/CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)