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The St Marylebone CE Bridge School

Mental Health Aims

The mental health and wellbeing curriculum at SMBS aims to:

  • Develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of their value to society.

  • Help pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and become adults.

  • Support and enable pupils to develop an understanding of themselves, their sense of self and to build confidence and self-esteem.

  • Promote the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Develop psychological skills and strategies to live a successful and independent life.

  • Develop self-awareness of how their behaviour affects themselves and others.

  • Assert themselves and know strategies to keep themselves safe in the wider world.

  • Provide an understanding of what mental health is and strategies to promote positive mental health.

  • Identify trusted adults they can talk to about anything.

  • Develop an understanding of their emotions.

  • Develop self-advocacy skills, including the ability to ask for help when needed.

  • Ensure all pupils leave SMBS prepared for their transition to post-16 settings and adulthood.