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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Homefield C of E Primary School believes strongly in the importance of supporting children and young people's social and emotional development. We ensure children learn about their mental health, what this is, means, how and where to get help.  But also, how to help themselves.  This is even more important after the COVID 19 pandemic.  The impact of this may affect us all for several years and here at Homefield, we want to ensure our children and families have the best knowledge and tools to help them achieve and maintain good mental health and know how and where they can get help if they need it.  This will allow our children to fully thrive and achieve their ambitions. 

We follow 'Jigsaw, the mindfulness approach to PSHE' and In Sept 2023 we will be adopting  'Thrive' 

Thrive is a whole school approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing. It is designed to help children and young people become more emotionally resilient and better placed to engage with life and learning.

The Thrive whole-school approach to wellbeing is research led and evidence based. It is proven to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment

Mrs Clarke is our trained Thrive practitioner - Mrs Clarke's training includes focusing on the emotional needs of different age groups, informed by established neuroscience and attachment research, as well as child development studies and research into risk and resilience factors

The Mental Health Lead for curriculum and learning is – Miss Everett
The Mental Health Lead for Pastoral Support is – Mrs Clarke


What is mental health?

This video helps parents and school staff explain what mental health is to children.  

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Call Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or text 07520 631590 with any questions or concerns about your child's health, wellbeing or development. Click the link below to access the 'Just One' website



Our Point 1 emotional wellbeing service offers professional mental health support to infants, children and young people experiencing emotional problems and early signs of mental ill-health. Run in partnership with MAP and Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the service is available to any child or young person living in Norfolk or Waveney, or registered with a Norfolk of Waveney GP. Point 1 is accessed by parents through the point 1 website. 


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