Our Vision Statement
At Inmans 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 recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. Children can face difficulties from time to time with some facing significant life events during their school journey.
We take a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health that aims to help children become more resilient, happy and successful and to prevent problems before they arise.
This encompasses seven aspects:
- Creating an ethos, policies and behaviours that support mental health and resilience, and which everyone understands.
- Helping children to develop social relationships, support each other and seek help when they need it.
- Helping children to be resilient learners.
- Teaching children social and emotional skills and an awareness of mental health.
- Early identification of children who have mental health needs and planning support to meet their needs, including working with specialist services.
- Effectively working with parents and carers including providing opportunities to develop their own knowledge and understanding around emotional wellbeing and mental health.
- Supporting and training staff to develop their skills and their own resilience.
We also recognise the role that stigma can play in preventing understanding and awareness of mental health issues. We therefore aim to create an open and positive culture that encourages discussion and understanding of these issues.
To read our Health and Wellbeing Policy – CLICK HERE
Info for parents
Parents Online Links
Young Minds – CLICK HERE
Parent Zone – CLICK HERE
Mental Health – CLICK HERE
Rethink – CLICK HERE
Kooth – CLICK HERE
Hull: 01482 303688
East Riding: 01482 303810
CLICK HERE to visit the website
Tel: 01482 240200
Children’s Centre Hedon
Tel: 01482 899962
Tel: 01482 784343
Time to Listen Limited
(counselling for children who have experienced trauma-normally at a charge)
Info for children
Info for staff
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN SCHOOL
We are excited to share that we are working with our Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and East Riding local authority to deliver a brand-new service to support our children’s mental health and wellbeing in our school. The offer includes support and advice for school staff, parents and carers, whole school approaches, staff training, 1:1 and group interventions. The service, which is currently known as the Mental Health Support Team (MHST), includes Education Mental Health Practitioners and Trainees, Senior MHST Practitioners and Professional leads who will provide early intervention support, advice, and guidance for our students. We welcome Dora Morley to our school who is working with us one half day a week while she undertakes her training to become a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner. Dora is excited to be joining our school community and is passionate about promoting children and young people’s well-being. Dora believes that a preventative approach and early intervention in mental health is crucial in supporting children to lead healthy, meaningful and fulfilling lives. We will share regular updates about the services as it evolves, and I am sure you will see Dora and the team around the school at key events such as parent’s evenings and coffee mornings. Dora will be working one morning a week in school but does continue the work in holiday periods as she is part of the NHS. Referrals cannot be made directly to her, therefore any concerns you have still need to be made to the class teacher in the first instance. We must stress these teams are here for additional support and in no way replaces the work we already do in school.