Mental Health and Emotional Well-being
Here at Farringdon Academy we believe that the mental health and the emotional well-being of the children, parents and staff are extremely important.
Within school this year we are having a focus upon well-being. This area has been identified by the Government as requiring a raised profile within schools. Recent studies have shown that childhood obesity and mental health issues have significantly increased, especially within the North East, which has the third highest prevalence of obesity in the country.
Every Governing Body meeting, staff meeting and ‘team’ meeting has ‘Emotional Well-being’ as a standard item so that it continues to be a focus for all.
As a school, we will continue to work hard after successfully gaining our Bronze Award for Children’s Mental Health on 1st April 2019 and look towards achieving our Silver award with many exciting things to come.
Mental Health Team:
Farringdon Academy’s Mental Health Champion is: Lauren Clarke
Farringdon Academy’s Well-being Team includes: Mrs K Shovlin, Mrs L Cooper, Mrs V Keogh and Ms C Liddle
Farringdon Academy’s Mental Health Link Governor is: Joanne Hall
Within school we run a number of programmes to support our children with their emotional wellbeing.
- Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Mind | Washington
- Wellbeing Info for Young People
- Young Minds
Within school we actively promote the ‘Winning Ways to Well-being’ throughout the school from Reception to Year 6.