How do Malvern promote mental health and wellbeing?
Malvern support the mental health of pupils through:
- building strong relationships centred around mutual respect
- a carefully planned approach to PSHE
- a school ethos centred on kindness
- clear rules, routines, expectations and consequences
- targeted pastoral and learning support from dedicated learning mentors
weekly support sessions facilitated by Merseycare Mental Health Support Team
- opportunities for intellectual, physical and expressive development
- circle time, social stories and worry boxes
- trained emotional health first aiders
- targeted mental health provision from a professional mental health support team.
At Malvern, we have a daily mile track. Pupils are invited to use the track daily. Walk, run or jog, the daily mile is a great way to get moving.
What are the benefits of the daily mile?
WE ALL KNOW ‘EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU’, AND THE DAILY MILE IS NO EXCEPTION. THERE ARE A WIDE VARIETY OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AN EMERGING BODY OF EVIDENCE SUPPORTS THE POSITIVE IMPACT THE DAILY MILE CAN HAVE ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH
Science has long proven the importance of being physically active in helping our bodies and minds stay healthy. The resource below summarises the positive impact physical activity has on children’s health, wellbeing and learning – and how The Daily Mile can help children access these benefits every day.
World Mental Health Day 2023
On Friday, 13th October, we are inviting all Malvern children to wear something yellow to school to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day 2023. We are proud to participate in the #HelloYellow campaign to support the YoungMinds Charity in their mission to raise awareness for young people’s mental health. By wearing yellow on this special day, we will be sending a powerful message that we stand with young people and believe that they deserve the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. The theme for this year’s #HelloYellow campaign is to ‘stand out and show up for young people’s mental health.’ Therefore, are inviting all of our children to dig out their neon socks, custard scarves, banana hats, lemon bobbles or any item of yellow clothing or accessories they have. This simple gesture can make a big difference in spreading awareness and supporting the well-being of our young people. We look forward to seeing the school community to embrace the colour yellow on Friday, 13th October and make a positive impact on young people’s mental health. Together, we can stand out and show up for a brighter, healthier future.
- Young Minds: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents
- Childline: http://www.childline.org.uk
- Mind: http://www.mind.org.uk/
- NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx
- Mental Health Foundation: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
- Anna Freud : https://www.annafreud.org/
- Heads Together : https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/whole-school-approach/