Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing at Dartford Primary Academy
Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives. Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying.
At Dartford Primary Academy, emotional health and mental well being is paramount. Every class provides a wide range of activities that promote emotional health and mental well-being including a robust P.E. curriculum, worry boxes and opportunities for team building.
Wellbeing Workshops for Parents
Many workshops and courses are available to parents throughout the year in conjunction with our links to the NHS and wellbeing teams across Kent and Medway. These courses provide a wonderful opportunity for parents to improve their understanding of their child’s social and emotional needs which directly impacts their emotional health and wellbeing.
If you would like to know more then please contact Mrs Reid (FLO) or Mr Foulds (Wellbeing Lead) via the office – office@dartford primary.org.uk