Health and Well-being
At Christ Church School we strive for all our pupils to have positive mental, emotional, social and physical well-being.
What is good mental health and well-being?
Being healthy means much more than having nutritious food and being free from illness. For young children being special to and cared for by someone who is important to them is essential for their physical, social and emotional Health and Well-being. Health and Well-being underpins and determines children’s responses to their environment, to people and to new experiences. Emotional well-being includes relationships, which are close, warm and supportive, and being able to express feelings such as joy, grief, frustration and fear. This leads to the development of coping strategies when faced with new, challenging or stressful situations. Early emotional health and freedom from stress bodes well for mind, brain and body.
Health and Well-being for young children means that they lead healthy lifestyles, are physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, spiritually and environmentally healthy. At school we work to ensure children have opportunities to engage in physical play, eat a balanced diet and learn about healthy eating and lifestyles. Learning through health and well-being enables children and young people to make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. School will support children in developing a range of coping strategies which are important life long skills children can take forward to adulthood.
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