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Mental Health and 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 2014)
Statement of Commitment

At Ernulf Academy we understand that mental health and wellbeing is crucial for nurturing happy, thriving, successful pupils and staff. Mental health and wellbeing is equally as important as physical health and we ensure that our school ethos and culture encourages our school community to value the importance of personal and academic wellbeing.

Our duty at Ernulf Academy is to ensure that we continue to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst our students. We understand the importance that every student feels safe and happy. We care that our students are able to understand and express their feelings with confidence and demonstrate emotional resilience on a daily basis, supporting their learning and personal development.

At Ernulf Academy, we are dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing and shall continue to raise awareness across our school community.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Intent Statement

Ernulf Academy is committed to supporting every student with their mental health and wellbeing at school to ensure each pupil has the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Pupils who have a positive well-being can build and enjoy positive relationships with others and feel a belonging to their school community.

Wellbeing team introduction and referral process May 2023

Meet Albus DumblePaw

His role within school is a pastoral one and although he has his “fun moments”, he is also sensitive to situations and will become calm when needed.

Albus has been coming into school since he was 10 weeks old.  He is loved by students and staff alike. The young people like to come and visit him and he always enjoys being fussed and played with.

He is based in the Wellbeing Hub but he spends a lot of time in the “Cabin”, which is a safe space for SEN students or students with EHCPs.”


We have created a dedicated email address which will be regularly monitored by one of our mental health team on a regular basis –  If you feel like you need support or advice from a member of the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch to share thoughts, feelings or concerns.


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