Mental Health & Well-being at Farmilo
Mental Health & Well-being Lead- Mrs Suzanne Tryner
Mental Health First Aider- Mrs Suzanne Tryner
SENDCo- Mrs Rebecca Daysh
Mental Health Lead Teaching Assistant- Melissa Winterton
Parent & Family Support Worker- Mrs Carrie Morley
ELSA Teaching Assistant- Mrs Carrie Morley
School Counsellor- Mrs Kay Ledger
Mental Health & Well- Being is a high priority for pupils and staff at Farmilo. The Headteacher leads in this area alongside other key members of staff. Many staff are trained in delivering specific interventions with the children. All teaching assistants are trained in nurture support for children and some TAs are trained in areas such as Lego Therapy, Talk & Draw and play therapy. There are various interventions which staff use with either individuals or groups of children.
All classes have a Worry Monster where children can write comments to their teachers which can then be addressed in class. There are also Colour Monster Emotions sheets which children are able to access independently which encourages them to think and talk about emotions. This is particularly high profile in KS1 classes where children are explicitly taught about emotions so that they are better at articulating how they feel in certain situations. All classes practise Mindfulness and Breathing exercises and some classes have taken part in Yoga classes to support their well-being. There are also Key Stage Assemblies on Mindfulness each half term. All classes have 'ZEN ZONES where the children can go to self soothe, self-regulate and use the calming down strategies that are spoken about in class and in Mindfulness sessions.
Staff well-being is really important at Farmilo and we expect that all staff are treated with respect by pupils, parents and their peers. Staff work incredibly hard with all children in school and the leadership team ensure that they are supported well and that CPD meets their needs. A staff well-being team meet regularly and organise events aswell as look at how we might reduce workload. There are also various staff well-being groups which staff can choose to be involved with.
Farmilo are currently working on an accreditation to support their work in Mental Health & Well-Being. This includes gathering the views from all stakeholders about Mental Health & Well-Being at Farmilo. We hope to achieve this by September 2022 and this is the Well-Being Award for Schools (WAS).
Click below if you would like to share a worry. This will come directly to the Senior Leadership Team and they may be able to help you.