Positive Mental Health

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (World Health Organization)

At Cranberry Academy, we are committed to promoting positive mental health for every child and every member of staff.  We do this in a variety of different ways these include –

  • PSHE lessons happen on a weekly basis. In these lessons, mental health and well-being are at the forefront of the children’s learning.

  • All our staff recognise the importance of listening to each and every child and their worries/concerns. They can then support them to find a solution/ point them in the right direction for support.

  • In each classroom we have a worry box so that the children can share any concerns in private if they so wish or with their class. The class teachers regularly check the boxes and will go through them with their class or individual children (if required) This enables the children to always feel heard and to gain the support they need.

  • Miss N Kingshott and Mrs M Hull run a range of interventions that promote positive mental health. These happen every week at the academy.

  • We invite in charities and companies (NSPCC for example) to promote positive mental health.

  • We run regular assemblies for the children to promote positive mental health and to remind them of the support that is available at the academy.

    For more information please read our Positive Mental Health Policy and/or pop in and chat to Miss N Kingshott (Mental Health Lead)