Mental Health and Well Being
As part of the school's commitment to improving well being and promoting good mental health, this page will soon contain information about all the relevant stuff that's going on in school, both in and out of the classroom. We will try to keep you updated with relevant curriculum information, for instance PE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) as well as what's happening with the Family Support Team and the School Council. The MHWB team is also in the process of setting up a Mental Health and Well Being Action Group made up of staff, parents, governors and members of the wider community to promote our aims.
As a way to provide a structure to this increased emphasis on good mental health, Cotham Gardens Primary has started an application to gain the Bristol Healthy Schools Mental Health and Well Being Badge. We will keep you posted on how this is going.
Finally, we will be adding useful links to the bottom of this page.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact one or indeed all of the following beautiful people:
Alex Jarman- MHWB Lead & School Council
Emma Whittaker- PSHE Lead
Jane Gray- Family Support
Susie Lyons & Emily Marsh- PE Leads
Mr Brett and the children from 5B perform a song they have written about 'The Dreaded Dip.'
Like all schools we are becoming increasingly conscious of the helpful role we can play in promoting the mental health of children, staff and families. Parenting, although rewarding, is not always easy and sometimes can be really challenging. Luckily there is help out there. One resource that comes highly recommended by other schools and families is the website of the charity Young Minds who seek to promote the mental health and well-being of children and young people. They have a free helpline available for parents (0808 802 5544)which provides confidential expert advice.
Other useful resources can be found out:
Parenting Courses on offer in Bristol:
In June 2017 NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, in partnership with Bristol City Council, launched the Emotional Health & Wellbeing Online Directory. The Directory has been designed with the aim of providing a single, searchable source of information of different services and resources, including NHS commissioned providers such as CAMHS, Off The Record and www.kooth.com.