Mental Health First Aider
Mrs Anna Kerr, Pastoral Support Manager
What does a Mental Health First Aider do?
Fantastic FRED comes to St.Teresa's! This is a resource targeted at delivering preventative mental health education in schools for children in reception and Years 1 to 6. It is specifically designed to inform, equip and build resilience with simple, memorable and practical ways that young children can look after their mental health.
Mental Health Resources and Information
Evidence suggests that incidents of mental health problems are increasing in children, with 1 in 10 children aged 5-16 experiencing a mental health problem. This is equivalent to about 3 children in every class. In response to these statistics West Kent Mind have created MH4 Schools. The project trains staff in Mental Health First Aid and the Mind Fitness programme, along with other training.
Key outcomes from the Mind Fitness programme are:
Ask your children about the Mind Fitness classes at St.Teresa's