At Wray Common, we define mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.”
Nationally, mental health difficulties affect about 1 in 10 children and young people and at least one in four of the population will experience problems at some point in their lives. Over half of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 14. Although mental health issues are relatively common, it can be the case that children and young people don’t get the help they need as quickly as they should. As a result, mental health difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, depression, conduct disorders and eating disorders can stop some young people achieving what they want in life and making a full contribution to society.
At Wray Common, we take children’s mental health seriously. We have a comprehensive, whole school approach which pervades all aspects of school life, from the curriculum and systems to relationships and ethos. For further information please click here