As described by 'Mind'...
'Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life.
Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
If you have good mental wellbeing, you are able to:
feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
feel and express a range of emotions
build and maintain good relationships with others
feel engaged with the world around you
live and work productively
cope with the stresses of daily life
adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty'
Here at South Hill, we are supporting our pupils to become more self aware about their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
PSHE lessons and assemblies focus on the themes of 5 ways of Wellbeing. These are: Give, Connect, Learn, Active and Notice.
Each term, a Wellbeing newsletter is published for parents and carers with up to date information such as workshops and specific curriculum weeks based on Mental Health.
The school has a Mental Health and Wellbeing lead, Miss Wren, who would be happy to help if you have any concerns or need further support.
Zones of Regulation
Here, at South Hill School, we use the Zones of Regulation, a behaviour, emotions and self-regulation programme. The links below explain what the zones are and how they work.
Information and Courses
Kids of 2020
Letter Writing Project
National Literacy Trust, Usborne Books and the Postal Museum have teamed together to bring us 'The Kids of 2020 Letter Writing Project'.
2020 was a significant year in history and we were all part of it. This project is inviting children to write a letter to a child in 2030 telling them what life was like in 2020
Post it to the National Literacy Trust.
Some letters will form part of an exhibition in the Postal Museum.
Telephone Support Line for Pupils aged 10+
Herts Mind Network have launched a new early intervention and prevention helpline for children and young people aged 10-17 in Herts. The helpline will provide a safe , non-judgemental space to talk to a Young People Advisor or Mentor who will provide emotional support, advice and information, signposting and discuss coping strategies. For opening hours and more information please visit the website:
Message from CAMHS Crises Assessment & Treatment Team
The NHS and local hospitals are really busy at the moment so if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the quickest way to get help at anytime, day or night, is to call our free telephone number 0800 6444 101 or call NHS111 and select option 2 for mental health services. The advice is for children and young people to contact this helpline number before attending A&E.