Designated lead for mental health and wellbeing: Mrs Sian Atkinson
Designated member of staff for mental health first aid: Mrs Geraty
What is wellbeing?
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
At Oakley Cross we believe the wellbeing of our children should be at the centre of everything we do. This includes meeting the needs of parents and those in the community.
What is mental health?
Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioural, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental health also includes a person’s ability to enjoy life – to attain a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
At Oakley Cross supporting children and their families with their mental health needs is of top priority. We believe that a child will not learn if they are not ready to learn. We offer a range of support in school and work with external agencies when needed.
Wellbeing Award for Schools
In May 2019 we were awarded the ‘Wellbeing Award for schools’, recognising our commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils and families. Click below to read our final verification report.
How can you support mental health and wellbeing?
There are a wealth of resources out there to support the mental health and wellbeing of both parents and children. Below is a list of links that you may find beneficial. Within Durham there are lots of services available. If you would like further information or support, please contact a member of staff in school.