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At Sheen Mount, we embed a pro-active approach to well-being and promote positive mental health into our day to day interactions with the children. Sheen Mount children are taught to reflect on their emotions using the Zones of Regulation and regular circle time discussions. In Key Stage 2, they are taught strategies to help with resilience through the Bounce Back program and, throughout the school, PSHE lessons teach the importance of both physical and mental health. When there are playground issues, we employ a restorative approach.

Our mental health lead is Mrs Teeling-Y3/4 Phase leader. If you ever wish to contact her, please do so via the school

We are able to offer the following therapies in school:

Drawing and Talking which is a gentle, non-intrusive method of working with children to process emotional pain or trauma they may be experiencing. This therapy is delivered by Mrs Davies who is also trained as a Mental Health First Aider.

ELSA  An ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is a member of staff who is trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy. Emotional literacy involves understanding and coping with feelings about ourselves and others as well as developing high self-esteem and positive interactions with others. Mrs Barry is our ELSA.

In the academic year 2023-2024 we very much look forward to taking part in Children's Mental Health week from the week commencing 5th February.  The theme this year is 'My Voice Matters'. More information will be sent out via our newsletter nearer the time.

Workshops for parents and staff

Parents should keep an eye on the School's newsletter for details of this offer.

Online Resources for Parents and Carers

The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:

Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:

  • calling Childline on 0800 1111
  • calling the Mix on 0808 808 4 (suitable for secondary school age children)
  • texting SHOUT to 85258 (suitable for adults and young adults