Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Children's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Your child's happiness is of paramount importance to us so the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children is an absolute key focus for all staff at New Milton Infant School. In order for our children to become successful and engaged learners they need to feel safe, happy, have self belief and confidence to take on all new experiences and challenges.
Promoting positive mental health happens every single day through our interactions with the children, being the best of role models, through a tailored curriculum that matches children's needs including our Jigsaw PSHE provision.
In our school we teach the children that there are a whole range of emotions they might feel and that it is absolutely okay to have these emotions. We teach them how and why they might feel like this and how they can begin to self regulate their emotions.
One of the best ways to address mental health issues for young children is through stories. Please see some chosen books that address a variety of emotions. You will also see some links to websites and posters that you might find useful.
We always encourage parents and carers to come and talk to us with any concerns about your child's mental health or wellbeing as soon as possible. We have excellent ELSA provision in school which makes an enormous difference to children socially, emotionally and academically too.
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing for parents and carers
Your wellbeing and is also so important to us, The Anna Freud Centre has a wealth of information for supporting the well-being of children, families and parents. The website is easy to access and has some really useful tips. The link below takes you to advice to help with your own self-care:
Wellbeing for Education Parenting Support from Primary Behaviour Service
Hampshire’s Primary Behaviour Service have put together some easily accessible advice to parents covering a range of topics and questions from sleep to positive parenting routines and beyond. These are really useful guides with hints and tips, particularly during these uncertain times. Mrs. Baker, our Family Support Worker, will happily guide you through any of the aspects that you feel will benefit you and your child. Please follow the link to the Primary Behaviour Service Website on: