Mental Health and Well-Being of the School Community

Mental Health First Aiders in School

Pond Meadow School recognises that Mental Health much like our physical health needs nurturing and taking care of. We are proud to be a part of a community of staff trained to recognise mental ill health and identify appropriate support.

We acknowledge that our staff teams work in an environment that requires high levels of emotional involvement. This can impact the ability of staff to manage their own stress levels and prioritise their own wellbeing.  We hope that by offering a support network within our school we will be able to best promote wellbeing and emotional health.

We believe that a mentally healthy community of staff is a productive and creative community of staff who can support the education of our pupil in the best way. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) contributes towards:

  • Raising awareness
  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • Promoting support and recovery
  • Promoting social inclusion
  • Reducing the period of untreated mental ill health through early support

We have 2 recently trained MHFAs in school and are looking at the best ways, in consultation with staff, that they can offer the right support to individuals at the right time:

Sarah Nash


Sarah O'Leary

Kirsty Boxall