Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Fixby Junior and Infant School, we are always here to help, listen and offer support.
Our door is always open, come and talk to us.
Fixby's five ways to wellbeing:
With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
Mental Health Award.
The department of Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes, the Mental Health Award for schools will build to work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils. Through this process, Fixby commits to making mental health a strategic priority and developing a positive culture that promotes mental well-being for everyone.
Here at Fixby, we have staff who have had specific training in Mental Health and wellbeing.
Our staff are trained in:
- Mental Health First Aid Certified.
- ROAR Training (Recognise the signs and symptoms, ask Open questions, Access support, services and self-care and build Resilience.
- Emotion Coaching
- ELSA (Emotional Literacy and Support Assistants)
Saima Ahmed - Mental Health Lead
Emma Bennett - Mental Health Lead
Ashi Hussain - Mental Health Governor