Mental Health and Well-being

Mental Health and Well-being at Hill Farm

At Hill Farm:

We work together to create a culture in which all staff and pupils feel supported, accepted and valued.   The promotion of positive emotional health and wellbeing is at the heart of all school improvement decisions so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and feel successful in a supportive and caring workplace environment.   

We believe that meeting the needs of pupil wellbeing is essential to support the association between good mental health and education engagement and academic achievement. It is recognised that it may result in improved attainment, attendance, reductions in behavioural problems, as well as happier, more confident and resilient children and young people.

‘Inclusion strategies have resulted in improved attainment, attendance, reductions in behavioural problems, as well as happier, more confident and resilient children and young people’ Challenge Partner review, Well-being Area of Excellence March 2023

The Mental Health and Well-being team:

Katie Roper – Senior Mental Health Lead

Leah Hammond – Safeguarding and Attendance Lead

Claire Pinks – Safeguarding Assistant and SEMH interventions

Bridget McShane – RHE Lead

The Well-being Curriculum

At Hill Farm, we not only teach the Curriculum (knowledge, skills and concepts) but we also teach what we refer to as Wellbeing Curriculum to help learners understand their personal, social and emotional awareness. This raised awareness supports their mental wellness and strengthens their resilience.

We have Four Pillars of Wellbeing (Physical, Mental, Social and Personal Safety) that underpin our Wellbeing Curriculum.

 Inclusion Strategies

Mental Health in Schools Team

From September 2023, Hill Farm have partnered with the Mental Health in Schools Team. We have carried out a whole school Mental Health Audit- including the voice of staff, parents and carers and most importantly our children, receiving very positive results. In collaboration with school, they will also be delivering evidence-based interventions to support our children with mild to moderate mental health issues, staff training and parent workshops.

Well- being Wednesday

Every Wednesday, children will have the opportunity to discuss a Well-being statement through their Talk Point assemblies. Parents will receive a message through Arbour- promoting positive mental health, activities you can complete with your child at home and advice and support. Children will also have the opportunity to complete a Well-being activity in our Take a Break club in the Library or on the playground with their class LSA. 

Wellbeing contacts and links

OrganisationContact detailsArea of ExpertiseWebsite
Coventry Multi Agency Safe Guarding Hub
024 7678 8555If you have a safe guarding concern that you want to report then please contact the MASH who will sign post you to the correct support.
Children and FamiliesSee websiteInformation portal for parents, with links to parenting, child care, child development, wellbeing, fostering, adoption and many more.
Children’s CentresSee websiteParents and carers of children under five living in and around Coventry can access high quality support and fun activities for themselves and their children. From antenatal to 5 years of age.
Early Help ProcessSee websiteEarly Help brings together all the professionals involved in the child’s life so that they can share information and co-ordinate plans and support for the child.
IAPT02476 671090Counselling for people with mild, moderate and moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression living in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
Parenting support in Coventry Ran by the Positive Parenting Team to support Coventry Families
Rise0300 2002021Part of CAMHS – Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for young people.
Relate02476 225863Provider of relationship support, and every year we help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.
Young Minds0808 8025544Worried about a young child or young person? Call our free helpline for confidential