Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing
 “Mental health is 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.” (World Health Organization)
At Gerrans School and Tregony School we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our community: children, parents and staff.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and act. Just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Our mental health is on a spectrum, and can range from good to poor.

Good mental health can help you to think positively, feel confident and act calmly.

If you have poor mental health, you might find that the way you're thinking, feeling or acting becomes difficult to cope with.
We need to removes the stigma of 'mental health'. 
We are trauma informed schools.
A trauma informed school is one that is able to support children who suffer with trauma, struggle with mental health and whose troubled behaviour acts as a barrier to learning.
At both schools, we are committed to ensuring that we develop a Trauma and Mental Health Informed Approach which will protect our school community members: staff, children and parents.

To ensure every child develops positive mental health, our aim is to:

  • support children to make sense of their experience(s)
  • find ways to manage their emotions and feelings
  • create an environment of safety, connection and compassion at all times
  • build a school network of strong, positive, supportive relationships
  • ensure children maintain the capacity to learn, despite difficult events that may occur
Mr. Steward is our Senior Mental Health Lead across both primary schools, he is based at Gerrans School.
E-mail: psteward@gerrans.cornwall.sch.uk
Mrs. Grayston is our T.I.S. Practitioner across both schools, she is based at Tregony School.
E-mail: lgrayston@tregony.cornwall.co.uk
In this section we aim to help parents support their children's mental health with the following resources: