Dear Comber Grove families,
At Comber Grove Primary School, we are committed to developing and improving support for our pupils’ social, emotional and mental well-being. We are therefore excited to be part of a national initiative which will involve working with a new Southwark MHST (Mental Health Support Team), to increase early help for children and young people beginning to struggle with aspects of their social and/emotional development.
In addition to providing support to parents/carers on an individual basis, the project involves the school working closely with the service to develop whole-school systems, structures and resources that support pupil well-being. This could take the form of group or whole-class work, contributing to assemblies, support for parental involvement and staff support and training.
We will be accessing the service through an assigned Educational Wellbeing Practitioner (EWP – Izzy Garnett) who will get to know the school community well and provide an intervention called ‘Brain Buddies’ for our Year 6 pupils.
The course aims to:
- develop students’ understanding of what emotion regulation is
- focusing on psychoeducation and skills building in understanding, identifying and developing strategies for children to regulate their emotions through self care, selfcalming strategies and thinking strategies such as problem-solving.
We are really excited to be part of this very exciting National initiative.
Wishing you all a very restful and safe weekend,
Lorram Black and Team Comber Grove