Promoting Mental Health in All Saints

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Intent Statement 



Nurturing hearts; Inspiring minds


At All Saints, by nurturing hearts and inspiring minds, we encourage all children to shine in everything they do. We are all aware that positive mental health is key to this and we are committed to ensuring that an ethos of positive mental health is at the heart of all that we do.


Key Principles


In today’s world, positive mental health is key to everyone’s well being and quality of life.  It allows us to respond effectively to the challenges that daily life bring.  At All Saints, we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our pupils and we actively promote the values of perseverance, respect, forgiveness, love, thankfulness and inclusiveness.


At All Saints Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  


At our school we:


  • Help children understand their emotions and feelings better


  • Help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries


  • Help children socially to form and maintain relationships


  • Promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count


  • Encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’


  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks


  • Support through our vision and values


Aims and Objectives


  • To have a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing within a culture of high expectations and support.


  • To ensure that, through the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing, our children are helped to understand and express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional resilience and therefore their capacity to learn.


  • To have a committed staff team that sets a whole school culture of positive mental health and wellbeing, support and values that everyone understands, believes in and is prepared to strive for.


  • To increase the awareness and understanding and reduce stigma amongst children, staff and our wider community of issues involving the mental health and wellbeing of young people and to provide support at an early stage to any child who is or appears to be suffering from mental health issues.
  •  To ensure that, embedded within our curriculum, we are enabling our children to become healthy, independent, responsible and confident members of society.  Children will understand how they are developing personally and socially and many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up will be tackled.  They will be provided with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to live and thrive as part of a diverse society.


This Intent Statement sits alongside our Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Policy.