Mental Health and Wellbeing
The mental health and wellbeing of all members of Dobcroft Infant School (including staff, children and parents) is fundamental to our school vision; To provide a foundation for fulfilled lives, inspiring confident and happy learners.
One in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder and around one in seven has less severe problems.
Nine out of ten children and young people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination. We want to support all our staff, children and parents to ensure that we respect each other and our surroundings.
At Dobcroft Infant School we are lucky to have weekly visits from Harry, a Educational Mental Health Practioner. He runs interventions and offers generaly mental health support to our school community.
Alongside Dobcroft Junior School, we have created a document which outlines our Mental Health and Wellbeing Offer at Dobcroft. This includes information about what both schools offer individually and what we share in common in our approach to supporting pupils' mental health. Details of this can be found in the attachments below.
There is also a good reading list available at https://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/young-people-s-mental-health/general
Website info and useful website
Children’s Mental Health:
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/mast - Guide to MAST