Welsh Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing visits Place2Be partner school Ysgol Bryn Teg
Welsh Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, visited Ysgol Bryn Teg Primary School in Carmarthenshire, as part of Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week.
The Minister and Civil servants working with the Welsh Government, who also joined the visit, met with pupils and staff at the school to hear how they promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
During the visit, the minister witnessed pupils engaging in activities, such as circle time and a jigsaw programme. The pupils also looked at ways of building healthy connections, which is the theme for this year's Children's Mental Health Week.
The minister also paid a visit to the Place2Be room, where she spoke with Place2Be Mental Health Practitioner Sara Rogers about how the service supports children, families and school staff. Place2Be is just one part of the school's offer and approach to wellbeing.
After hearing from the pupils, the minister had the opportunity to visit the school’s outdoor learning areas and see some of their equipment, including their climbing equipment, bikes, mud kitchen, physical literacy programme, and the school's wildlife meadow. Spending time outside and having access to outdoor play is integral to Ysgol Bryn Teg’s approach to supporting physical and mental health.
Ysgol Bryn Teg has been a Place2Be partner school since 2001 and is one of 12 schools that Place2Be works in across South Wales.
Place2Be has offered child mental health support in Wales since 2009 and currently reaches over 4,345 pupils and their families.
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