Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

World Health Organisation

Kings Norton Girls’ aims to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body.  We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches as well as specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. We always advise students and parents/carers to communicate with school, however there is a range of external support available in addition.

In addition to promoting positive emotional health and wellbeing, we also aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health.  In an average classroom, three children will be suffering from a diagnosable mental health issue.  By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective policies and procedures, we can promote a safe environment for students affected both directly and indirectly by mental health.

Emotional and mental wellbeing defines how we feel, think and relate to ourselves, our environment and others. This has an impact on how we understand the world around us. Positive mental health improves our ability to manage, communicate, and form and sustain relationships.

 Charlie Waller Trust Parents Guide in Exams

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate in contacting our Assistant SENCO, Jo Burke at jburke@kngs.co.uk