At Carlton Primary School, our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum brings together citizenship with personal well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values and Carlton’s learning skills. It equips pupils with the understanding of how to live safe, happy and healthy lives.
Although PSHE is taught through discreet lessons following the 'You, Me, PSHE' scheme, it underpins all assemblies and is threaded through the whole school curriculum. In addition, it influences extra-curricular activities, focus days, visitors and trips. MindMate lessons run alongside PSHE to support the development of pupils’ social, emotional and mental health.
PSHE education helps pupils to develop their cultural capital and provides them with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members, members of society and as global citizens. It allows pupils to develop the language and oracy skills needed to express how they are feeling and to communicate their needs to others. Through the teaching of PSHE education, pupils learn to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. It is essential that such lessons are taught as, without the nurturing and guidance of a child’s personal development, they will not thrive to the best of their ability within other aspects of their schooling.
MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. It is designed to explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.
MindMate lessons have been developed by teachers and mental health professionals in Leeds. The programmed is funded and supported by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group. It also aims to provide pupils with the skills to manage their own emotional and mental wellbeing.
The lessons are interactive and will help children:
- Understand their own feelings
- Understand the emotions and mental health needs of others
- Understand the change during transition times and how to cope with it
- Support friends and family to be mentally well
- Reduce the stigma associated with mental health
- Deal with exam stress through coping techniques
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