Well-being and Mental Health

Bannockburn Primary School is committed to supporting the wellbeing and mental health of our whole school community (pupils, staff, volunteers, parent/carers and the wider community).

The World Health Organisation defines good mental health as: “a state of well-being in which every individual realises 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."

We want the very best for our pupils and everyone in our community. We will do whatever we can to help them reach their potential and be fully functioning, positive members of society.

Wellbeing vision statement:

  • Everyone feels safe, included and valued.
  • Promote positive social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, resilience and wellness for pupils, staff and our community.
  • Everyone believes in themselves, creating relationships that develop them personally, socially and emotionally.

This year we have been expanding our understanding of Wellbeing and Mental Health further, by participating in the following events:

World Mental Health Day ‘Mental Health in schools: Make it count.’

Children’s Mental Health Week ‘Being healthy- inside and out.’

International Day of Happiness. Thinking about what makes us happy and what we can do to help others feel happy.

We are also encouraging families, staff and others we work with to consider six aspects of improving our wellbeing.

Body. Mind. Spirit. People. Place. Planet. 

By accessing www.wheelofwellbeing.org you can find tips, advice, activities and even places to visit, on how to “WoW yourself.”