Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

At Ringmer Primary and Nursery School, mental health and emotional wellbeing is an important part of school life for both children and staff. We take every opportunity to support our children and staff with their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing and promote important skills to keep physically and mentally fit and healthy for life. Being able to recognise and regulate our own emotions is a key life skill and enables children to feel ready to learn. Staff work hard to build positive relationships with the children and support them both academically and emotionally. We are also in the process of training one of our teaching assistants to become an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant to develop our capacity to support further.

We have support from a wide range of services on whom we can call or signpost our families to for advice. These are outlined in our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Policy which is on this page. Also on this page are the books on prescription list and guide. These are books that can be found in East Sussex libraries and address a wide range of issues for parents and children.

Useful links Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. A childrens mental health charity delivering pioneering mental health care for over 60 years Five ways to wellbeing If you live in East Sussex and you’re worried about managing your child’s behaviour, supporting their development or their emotional wellbeing or you want support and advice to help build a positive relationship with your child, we can help. A great anti-bullying website for both teachers and families.