Wellbeing and Mental Health:
At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we are dedicated to supporting all our children and their families. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We all experience life challenges which make us vulnerable and we accept that additional emotional support is therefore required at some time in life. 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:
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos, Mission Statement, Gospel Values and Virtues and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.
Additional Support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement through Penhaligan’s Friends.
Targeted Support- For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as a TIS practitioner.
Lead staff members:
TIS and Penhaligan’s Friends Bereavement practitioner : Mrs Sue Marshall
Recommended sources of support and advice:
Early Help Hub http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/earlyhelphub Telephone: 01872 01872 322277
CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. Children and young
people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives. Parents and carers may also need help and advice to deal with behavioural or other problems their child is experiencing. Parents, carers and young people can receive direct support through CAMHS.
Telephone: 01872 322277 http://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/camhs/
Outlook:) SOUTH WEST
Psychological therapy services for people aged 16 and above in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. If you are registered with a GP practice in Cornwall, you can access the NHS-funded therapies for mild-to-moderate anxiety and depression.
outlook:) SOUTH WEST can help with difficulties such as: stress, low mood, worry, anger, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
http://www.outlooksw.co.uk/ Young Minds
Young Minds is charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They undertake campaigns and research, make resources available to professionals (including teachers) and run a helpline for adults worried about the
emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of anyone up to the age of 25.
Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544 http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
The NSPCC are offering support and advice if you feel your child is struggling with their mental health and anxiety due to the coronavirus. More information and advice can be found on their website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk
Young Minds – https://youngminds.org.uk/
Mental health is all about feelings, emotions, thinking and moods. We can all support each other to ensure we have a positive physical and mental health. Remember to talk to someone and share how you are feeling.
National helplines and advice website
If you would like some guidance about talking to your child about emotions in the BBC link below there is some great advice.
Childline website offers a range of support and advice on anything that may be worrying you. They can offer counselling and 1-2-1 support.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families- Tips for Talking to your Children about Mental Health
MindEd for Families. Are you a parent or carer who is worried about their child's mental health? Do you want some hints or tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice from trusted experts.
YOUNG MINDS is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people. Click on the link below to find out more information and for a Parent Phone line you can call for free advice.
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