Emotional Health and Mental Well-Being at Frinton
Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge, and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives. Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying
At Frinton, we take emotional health and mental well-being very seriously. Every class provides a wide range of activities that promote emotional health and mental well-being including the daily mile, Worry Monster’s/Boxes, class and team building activities and Calm Corners. Every week we also hold at least two emotional and mental health well-being groups- The Gardening Friendship Group, The friendly Creative Group and our Well-Being Hub. We also have a Learning Mentor Miss Down who provides a range of supporting activities in a 1-1 or small group basis.