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Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

At Burnside Academy we aim to promote positive mental health and well-being for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers) and recognise how important mental health and well-being is in our lives in just the same way as physical health.

With the change in the national agenda to promote good mental health in school, we ensure that emotional well-being is a focus for our work in school. Staff meetings and Governing Body Meetings have Emotional wellbeing as a standard item and we are currently in the process of putting evidence together in order to achieve the Bronze Mental Health Charter Award.

Meet Our Team:

Burnside Mental Health Champion: Mrs Downey

Mental Health Staff Lead Members; Miss Davison and Lesley Pattison

Mental Health Pupil Lead Members: Aaliyah Hawthorn and Leon Ramshaw

Mental Health and Wellbeing Link Governor: Julie Anne Mullan

Within school we run a number of programmes to support our children with their emotional well-being.

School Counsellor: Every Thursday, our school counsellor works 1-1 with identified children. This gives the child the opportunity to discuss their feelings and provide strategies to support them day to day.

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Kidsafe is another intervention programme ran throughout school. Children always say that they love the Kidsafe programmes, especially helping KS, our puppet, decide what to do in certain situations. Through helping KS with strategies to keep him safe, children are learning and reinforcing vital skills to help keep themselves safe from all forms of abuse
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