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Mental Health and Wellbeing Vision Statement

Vision Statement

Mental Health and Wellbeing within Dysart School Community

We acknowledge that, whilst we come at it from unique perspectives, mental health and wellbeing is of central importance and intrinsic to our lives.

We acknowledge that the challenges of parents, staff and children within an SEN school are different and potentially more complex than in mainstream schools.

We believe having a mentally healthy community is not about being happy all the time, but about working together through the challenges and sharing the celebrations; feeling supported, heard, accepted, valued and empowered.

What we believe Mental Health and Wellbeing looks like for our Dysart School Community

  • Dysart community is responsive and flexible to everybody’s needs.
  • We feel safe and are able to express how we feel without feeling judged. We acknowledge that a ‘voice’ comes in many forms, not just spoken and we seek to understand each other.
  • We are able to seek help and receive and use strategies when feeling and dealing with difficult emotions.
  • We know there is a spectrum of emotions and mental health, and that this can change at different times and situations.
  • We acknowledge that mental health and wellbeing is a shared experience: Sometimes we are the ones who need shelter and at other times we are the ones holding the umbrella.

What is our Why? 

Why is Dysart Community working towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools? +

  • We have a passion to make a difference.
  • We are aiming to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing, embedding a culture of resilience, acceptance and understanding.
  • We are creating a shared vision of collective responsibility for mental health – one that enriches our own lives as well as those around us.
  • Knowing that contributing helps Dysart community ensure all voices are felt heard, however it is expressed or communicated.
  • Support and confidence on the journey with our mental health and wellbeing, to ensure it is accessible to all.
  • To have a platform that keeps developing and refining tools of communication and accountability for our community’s mental health and wellbeing.

Change Team June 2020

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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