Mental Health and Well-Being
Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes 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 Organisation (2014)
At Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys we recognise the need to support our students in many ways, to enable them to reach their potential. We have therefore, invested in a support team for those students experiencing difficulties while studying with us. This support goes beyond the pastoral support offered by the tutoring system, with an additional level of personalised help to ease through any problems during their time with us.
Along with the more individualised support, the school is also embedding ‘Wellbeing’ into the PSHE curriculum within the lower schools. This Curriculum aims to enable the boys to understand and discuss things that affect wellbeing and give them practical solutions to help themselves and others.
Roles and Responsibilities
Mr Matt Tithecott – Assistant Head (Mental Health & Wellbeing): Deputy SENCo, Deputy Safeguarding Lead, ASD Specialist Resourced Provision Coordinator, Designated Teacher of CIC & Pupil Premium Coordinator.
Selina Pryor – School Counsellor & Mindfulness Teacher
Tina Langley – Well-Being Mentor
Mental Health Training on 23rd January – please click HERE to see the powerpoint presentation given on the evening.
Other useful information and notes are linked below:
Other resources that may be of interest are Prof Blakemore’s Ted Talk:
and links to the papers published by the lab: