Hampsthwaite Primary School - Wellbeing
Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.
Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom disruptions.
Knowing the benefits of good wellbeing provision, at Hampsthwaite, we want to ensure that our education continues to be balanced as we truly believe that in doing this, we will help our children build resilience, look after their emotional wellbeing and go on to thrive in adulthood.
Compass Buzz is an exciting, new, innovative and free project that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 5-18 (25 with SEND) in schools across North Yorkshire.
All staff at Hampsthwaite have been trained at Level One standard with key staff completing Level Two, Three and Four training