Children's Wellbeing and Mental Health
At Robin Hood Junior School, we are always looking at how we can support children's physical health and emotional wellbeing.
- try to develop a growth mindset approach to everything we do
- encourage pupils to make healthy choices
- make sure there is a full and balanced curriculum and a variety of extra-curricular activities.
- take every opportunity to enjoy and learn outside, offsite or in other spaces such as the library
- work with other agencies and experts to develop our understanding and skills – and to help us help you
Please find below some information and useful reading around children's wellbeing and mental health taken from:
The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include:
- being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
- having time and the freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
- being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
- going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
- taking part in local activities for young people.
Other factors are also important, including:
- feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe
- being interested in life and having opportunities to enjoy themselves
- being hopeful and optimistic
- being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed
- accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at
- having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community
- feeling they have some control over their own life
- having the strength to cope when something is wrong (resilience) and the ability to solve problems.