Wellbeing Awards for Schools (WAS) from Optimus Education.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) define good mental health and wellbeing as: "Mental
health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which
every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can
work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community"
Eastcroft Park are working to achieve the Wellbeing Award for Schools this year (2020-21). This award will show our dedication and commitment to improving the wellbeing and mental health of all members of our school community, including parents and staff. We believe that mental health is just as important at physical health, and it is all of our responsibility to ensure we look after ourselves and others. Our aim is to give our children and their families as much support as possible, helping them to stay mentally healthy and breaking the negative stigma that surrounds mental health.
Eastcroft Park's Wellbeing Change Team
Our change team in school are responsible for gathering information and driving change. We implement new ideas and strategies to improve the wellbeing of all members of our school community. Meet our change team below!
Eastcroft Park's Wellbeing Champions
Meet our Eastcroft Park Wellbeing Champions!
Our Wellbeing Champions are KS2 elected pupils who work alongside the Change Team to improve the wellbeing of others. Their responsibilities include:
We understand that mental health issues can affect anyone and everyone at some point in their lives. If you, or someone you love, is struggling with poor mental health or emotional wellbeing, we are here to help in any way that we can.
Please take a look at the following useful websites and links below. These websites are mostly mental health charities and helplines, who can provide support should you feel you need it.
Useful Websites and Links
Please use the following links to find out more about what charities and organisations there are to help with children and adult mental health issues.