Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children

Mental Health is a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her own community. 

World Health Organisation 

At Mawnan School, no stigma is attached to the term 'mental health'. We recognise the importance of supporting and educating children to look after their mental health and wellbeing, just as we do their physical health.

A person’s mental health may encompass a range of strengths as well as difficulties, and these can range from mild to severe. We take our responsibility to nurture and educate your children very seriously, and it is important to us that all children at Mawnan School feel secure and happy, and that they have the ability to recognise, name and appropriately manage the many different emotions they will experience as they grow up.

You know your child best and are best placed to notice possible changes in mood and behaviour.

If you are concerned about your child, we can both support them in school and support you in understanding which services are available, guiding you through the process of getting support. We work very closely with Early Help, the NHS, Educational Psychologists and CAMHs (Children Adolescent Mental Health Services).

Please speak to Miss Pridmore if you are worried about your child or about the impact a family member’s mental health may have on them. We are here to support you.