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Mental Health Awareness Week
9-15 May 2022
For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we're raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.
On Friday 13th May children and staff are invited to dress in blue and make a donation to help raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Any cash donations can be brought into school, or if you would like to make a donation online go to: WearItBlueforWKM
Wear blue for West Kent Mind
At St. Lawrence we are committed to supporting the children’s wellbeing and emotional health.
The children at St. Lawrence are taught the importance of their mental health and emotional wellbeing as part of our PSHE, RE, PE and science curriculum, but this is further embedded in the day to day ethos of St. Lawrence.
We ensure there is ‘time to talk’ each day and we foster a culture of how important it is to talk about how we are feeling.
Each class adopts its own age-appropriate strategies, from worries jars to addressing the subject through our Power of Reading approach, where we explore a character’s thoughts, feelings and emotions.
St. Lawrence also encourages open and honest communications with parents, which has been very powerful in addressing the many issues which arose as a result of the pandemic.
At St. Lawrence we are also committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our wider St. Lawrence community, including parents, staff and governors.
We are currently finalising our Wellbeing policy, which you will be able to find on the website in due course.
For further information and/or support, please take a look at the links below: