Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Owston Park, we pride ourselves on being a warm environment where individuality is nurtured, difference is celebrated and openness is promoted. We support our children to become independent, resilient, collaborative and adaptable learners, who have a voice about the type of support that they value. Our doors are always open to our parents and school community. We work closely with local agencies to signpost families to organisations that can provide support. Our designated Mental Health Lead is Miss McKevitt.
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved Bronze Status in the School Mental Health Award for the work we do in promoting positive mental health for all our stakeholders, in partnership with the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.
We have a Health Mentor in school called Mr Lacey. Mr Lacey works with us on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. He works with some children on a 1:1 basis, some children as part of small groups, and he also runs two after school clubs. Mr Lacey helps children with their emotional well-being, as well as educating and supporting children to make healthy life style choices.
Some of the Year 5 mentees have been working with Mr Lacey on a PowerPoint presentation to present to their peers all about mental health.
You can see it by clicking here...