Well-being and Mental Health
At Highnam C of E Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, families and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is paramount and that we all have a role to play. Our children benefit from weekly PSHE sessions that incorporate mindfulness, learning about mental health and helping our children to become emotionally literate. Children and families are supported by a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and a Family Support Worker. A team of enthusiastic 'Well-being Leaders' have been trained to support the wellbeing of their peers. These pupils champion positive mental health and wellbeing and will play a key role in sharing positive messages and ensuring that our children feel safe and have the support they need at school.