Queen’s Park as Mental Health Champions
At Queen’s Park Primary School we pride ourselves on the provision we have for Mental Health. We actively promote wellbeing in our pupils, staff and families.
We understand that schools play a vital role in promoting positive mental health in children. By providing a safe and supportive environment through well trained staff and mental health ambassadors we support our children in building life skills, building resilience and giving them a strong sense of belonging.
For our children to have positive experiences in school we need to provide opportunities for listening, building healthy relationships and creating an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Both our Headteacher Ben Commins and Deputy Headteacher Lyndsy Killip are certified mental health first aiders, with Stella Wilson qualified as a child counsellor.
We also work closely with Avril McDonald and the ‘Feel Brave’ project which promotes positive mental health through story and activity.
As part of our WE day project our young ambassadors are focussing on improving wellbeing amongst their peers by introducing peer mentoring and worry sharing systems amongst the four schools involved in the project.
We are also a Rights Respecting School which allows us to help children be more aware of their rights within school and the wider community as well as support each other in using the language of rights and help support their peers in maintaining an environment of mutual respect and empowerment.