Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
At St John Bosco we continue to strive to find new and creative ways to promote positive mental health. As part of our Covid-19 response we ensured that all our pupils were welcomed back to school with their wellbeing as our priority.
I Am Unique
The I Am Unique initiative is something we do each Autumn term to support pupils’ wellbeing approach. On this day, the whole school takes part in a range of activities to promote their uniqueness and individuality.
In Autumn 2020 we launched this ongoing initiative by inviting all the children to take part in an activity whereby they could express their uniqueness, such as decorating their very own t-shirt.
Always remember ‘I Am Unique’ and never be afraid to show who you really are!
Mental Health Awareness Day
Each year, as a school, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Day by taking part in various wellbeing activities.
On this day, children wear yellow as a symbol of positive mental health. Children learn that we all have mental health which is just as important as our physical health. Concerns can range from the worries that we all experience as part of everyday life to more serious long-term conditions.
Mental Health First Aiders
St John Bosco continue to put the mental health of all children and staff as a priority. We now have four members of staff trained as Mental Health First Aiders to support all aspects of mental health concerns:
- Jacky Briscoe
- Bethan Hill
- Ahzara Tariq
- Sara Lowings
Finding an adult that you can trust
We are constantly looking at ways to improve effective communication between children and adults at school. As a result, we have launched the ‘Trusted Adult’ campaign. This is another route for children to talk to adults regarding any concerns or issues they may have.
Each child has chosen an adult that they feel they could talk to about any worries that they may have. If they feel they need to talk to their ‘Trusted Adult’ then we will ensure that they have time and space to talk to them.
This is another initiative that school have introduced in order to support children with promoting positive mental health and safeguarding concerns.