At MPL Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that: “in order to help their children succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy”. MPL offers a nurturing and supportive environment that has the potential to develop self-esteem and give children positive experiences for overcoming adversity and building resilience.
At MPL we want our children to be able to manage times of change and stress. We aim to support them to reach their potential and also access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support
At MPL we:
At MPL we offer a range of levels of support:
Lead staff members:
Nicola Funnell: Mental Health Lead and Mental Health First Aider
Elaine Appleford, Sophie Ives, Siobhan Dormer: Mental Health First Aider