We are now fortunate enough to have 5 members of staff who are trained in Mental Health First Aid.
These members of staff have participated in intensive training to understand the factors affecting mental ill health and are able to identify some of the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health conditions. These staff are distributed throughout the academy and available to support pupils when required. They will listen non-judgementally and hold supportive conversations with both the pupil, parent and class teacher. They will then be able to signpost children and families to appropriate professionals when required or offer other supportive strategies.
If you would like to find out more, further information is available on the Mental Health First Aid website mhfaengland.org.