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Mental Health

At Poltair School we believe that good mental health and well-being can best be realised by creating a whole school culture that seeks to promote positive relationships throughout the school.

Young people can develop their resilience to deal with life's challenges and become well-rounded, healthy adults with good mental health. The majority of children have good mental health as they grow up, but research shows that mental health issues affect more children and teens today than they did 30 years ago. That could be because of how the way we live now has changed how growing up feels.

If you would like further advice or feel your child may need support with any mental health issue, please contact our Senior Mental Health Lead, Mrs Spurgeon - [email protected]

Mental Health Pyramid of Need

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Anxiety is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.

Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food. But anxiety can be made easier to manage.

Focusing on anxiety for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week will increase people's awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem. At the same time, we will keep up the pressure to demand change - making sure that improving mental health is a key priority for the government and society as a whole.

For further information or for help with Anxiety or Mental Health, speak to your Pastoral Manager, Mrs Spurgeon or visit the Mental Health Foundation website for relevant topics.