Mental Health Aims
- For pupils to have knowledge about mental health in order to challenge the stigma attached to it.
- For pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of their value to society.
- To support and enable pupils to develop an understanding of themselves, their sense of self and to build confidence and self-esteem.
- To promote the importance of positive mental health
- To develop psychological skills/strategies to live a successful and independent life.
- To develop an understanding of their emotions.
- To identify the support network available to them when they are struggling with their feelings.
- To develop self-advocacy skills, including the ability to ask for help when needed.
- For pupils to be aware of mental health problems in order to recognise and seek support.
- For pupils to be aware of the mental health support available in the community.
- For pupils to have the skills to navigate the mental health support available to them in the community.
- To ensure all pupils leave SMBS prepared for transition to post-16 settings and adulthood.