Horwood and Newton Tracey Primary School
Lovacott, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 3PU      Headteacher: Lisa Eadie     01271 858373      admin@hntps.devon.sch.uk

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health at HNTPS

At HNTPS, the mental health of our children and staff is not extra-curricular; it is an intrinsic part of our everyday practice.

Personal, Social and Health Education is wound tightly into our broader curriculum, as well as being taught discretely in assemblies, Family Groups and daily ‘Mirror Time’, which is a reflective practice that takes place in every class at the same time each day.

Each classroom displays a mental health board, which gives information about how and where to ask for help with mental health issues.

The ’10 a day’ choices towards balancing mental health are displayed in many places around the school, including staff areas(See link below )These choices are recommended to us all to ensure that we maintain a sense of balance and calm in our lives, even on the most difficult days.

The school’s Mental Health Strategy shows current and future priorities for developing awareness of mental health and wellbeing as a focus for all members of the HNTPS community. I am the school’s Mental Health Champion and I am responsible for the monitoring and development of the strategy.

Esther Blackmore

10 a day choices

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