Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Newport Infant School and Nursery, we recognise the importance of good mental health and wellbeing for our children, staff and parents. We have a designated Mental Health Lead – Mrs Emma Heeley, and she works very closely with Mrs Ann Cotterill, our Nurture Group lead and Mental Health First Aider.

We have many systems in place to support children’s mental health and wellbeing, either individual targeted support or whole class sessions, such as the introduction of our Wellbeing Days after a holiday. We also promote certain weeks such as ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’, which takes place this year on 6th – 12th February.

It is our ambition to support all children and their families, so we have put some links together that may be useful to you:

NHS

Mental Health Services – NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (shropshiretelfordandwrekin.nhs.uk)

Telford and Wrekin Council

https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20570/health_conditions/3760/mental_health_help_services

Anna Freud – Mentally Healthy Schools

Mental health needs : Mentally Healthy Schools

NSPCC

Signs That a Child Is Suffering From Mental Health Issues | NSPCC

Mind

How to seek help for a mental health problem – Mind

Shropshire County Council

Mental health and wellbeing | Shropshire Council

Solihull Council Website

https://solihullapproachparenting.com/free-downloads/

You can also find out more in our Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy.

Mental Health and Well-Being Policy