Pupil well being and mental health has become an ever-growing area of discussion. Our modern world is fast-paced and challenging, and growing numbers of children, at an ever-younger age, need support to manage the stresses and strains of life.
At Leweston Prep we are proud of our exceptional pastoral care, and our dedication to pupil well-being is exemplified by the mental health provision we offer. We have a fully qualified ‘Mental Health First Aider’ in the Prep School, and all staff members have been trained to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns as well as how to help. Pupils are taught how to look after their own mental health and the importance of keeping both bodies and minds healthy.
Our Mental Health First Aider offers weekly appointments to those who need additional support, and coaches staff working with specific pupils. Children can work through their anxieties in their sessions, and are taught self-help strategies which will support them for a life time.
We are also able to offer sessions with a fully qualified school councillor, and we have a family councillor who is available to come into school and work with families in need of support.