Wellbeing at Gresham
Happiness is key to success - for our pupils, for our staff and for our parents and carers. This is why mental health and wellbeing are always at the top of our agenda here at Gresham Primary School.
Croydon Mental Health Team: 07702 339000
Please see the bottom of the page for various resources.
How do we support ALL children's mental health and wellbeing?
The Wellbeing Programme
This year our wonderful Parents Association have funded wellbeing afternoons and reverse school trips for the children (and staff). Find out more by reading the programme's newsletters.
Personal, Social, Health Education
Our PSHE curriculum, based on the LifeWise scheme, teaches children about the various aspects of wellbeing, including: leading a healthy lifestyle, understanding mental wellbeing, living in the wider world, and learning to stay safe. Children benefit from planed weekly lessons, as well as ad hoc sessions to address issues of the moment.
How do we support children who need more tailored mental health intervention?
- We currently run three therapy based programmes at Gresham delivered by trained members of staff. All are designed to support the emotional needs of our pupils, focusing on prevention, early intervention and recovery
- If you child needs more specialist help beyond this, there are various outreach programmes we can recommend. In addition, we can refer your child to the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Team: This provides short-term, low intensity, guided self-help interventions for treatment of mild to moderate mental health conditions. This service is for children, young people under 18 and their families who live, go to school, work or have a GP in Croydon. We cover the following conditions:
- Eating disorders
- Autism spectrum
- Emotional and behavioural difficulties