At Saintfield High School we want all of our pupils to “thrive not just survive.” Pupil Well-being encompasses emotional, mental, social and physical well-being. Within our school community we acknowledge and appreciate the importance of pupil mental well-being, especially for the current generation of children.
“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” (mentalhealth.gov)
Within school, we seek to equip our pupils with resilience and the ability to manage their mental health in a positive manner, even when the challenges of life loom. Throughout the year, we discuss, reflect upon and consider mental well-being and the implications mental health can have upon pupils’ lives and their families. A whole-school approach is adapted and departmental activities are thought provoking, interactive and fun. Please see below the activities focused upon mental health which pupils enjoy annually: