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The NHS suggests mental wellbeing means feeling good about yourself and the world around you and being able to get on with life in the way you want.

At Caroline Haslett School we recognise the important role that we have in promoting mental wellbeing. All our staff support children to build resilience and across the school we raise awareness about the importance of good mental health.

Learning can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose and help us connect with others.

We believe that happy children learn best when given opportunities to express emotions, understand their feelings and knowing that they have a safe space in which to resolve problems or anxieties. We support children in building strong supportive relationships.

We provided every opportunity to develop children’s confidence and capacity to become successful learners. 

Evidence from the NHS suggests there are 5 steps you can take to help improve your mental health and wellbeing, these are connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

Early interventions can help reduce both physical and mental health problems. If your child is experiencing any level of worry or anxiety, there are lots of things we can put in place to help.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at school before the worry grows.

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This summer term Caroline Haslett School is starting a school Health and Wellbeing Pupil Committee.

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.

The Health and Wellbeing Committee members will be supporting Ms Squires in Health and Wellbeing across the school. They will be listening to the views of their peers and sharing their work across the school. They attended their first meeting to discuss their own school experiences and how they can use these to support others.

The committee members said that it is important to be happy in school. They discussed what made them happy in school and their own challenges. They began an action plan for this term and are keen to share their ideas.