Broadway Avenue, Milton Keynes, MK14 5PY

Pastoral Support



Giffard Park Primary School is an inclusive setting, where mental health and wellbeing promotes school success and improvements by:

  • Promoting positive mental and emotional wellbeing by providing information and support.
  • Creating a shared understanding of all aspects of mental health.
  • Enabling those with mental health related issues to self-disclose and seek support in a safe and confidential manner.
  • Offering guidance and strategies, along with the support of the NHS Mental Health Support Teams and qualified therapists, to support pupils and staff to be mentally healthy.
  • Creating a culture to support and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

What do we mean by mental health?

Mental Health is “the emotional and spiritual resilience which enables us to enjoy life and survive pain, suffering and disappointment. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our and others dignity and worth. It is influenced by our experience and our genetic inheritance.”                                                              (World Health Organisation)

Mental health affects all aspects of life and behaviour.

Like physical health, mental health is something we all have. It can range across a spectrum from healthy to unwell; it can fluctuate on a daily basis and change over time.