MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
We take the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously. We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy.
We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood it can be particularly hard to cope with sad feelings and worries that arise when things are hard or scary. There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally. You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes. We may notice they seem withdrawn or upset at school.
If you are worried about your child's mental health then you are not alone. Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses. There is good support available from local and national organisations. The sooner you seek help, the better for your child and you.
The leaflet provides some useful tips for helping your child plus links to local and national services: Mental health problems in children and young people: guidance for parents and carers
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WHERE TO GO FOR ADVICE AND SUPPORT
Please talk to us about your concerns, so that we can work together to help your child feel better. These email addresses are monitored during term time and can be used to contact the school about any mental health or wellbeing issues:
- Mental health/wellbeing concerns: email@example.com
- Safeguarding concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org (see this page for more information about safeguarding)
- Report incidents of bullying: email@example.com
All pupils have also been informed that they should speak with their ‘go to’ person (i.e. their Form Tutor) or a member of staff they trust if they have any concerns about the safety of themselves or a fellow pupil.
A GP can check any physical symptoms linked to your child's health and talk with you about their emotional wellbeing, making a referral to a specialist if necessary.
THE SCHOOL NURSE
Pupils can see the school nurse for advice and support on a range of health issues. Our school nurse comes in every Wednesday lunchtime.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
A free NHS service that assesses and treats 0-18-year olds with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
CONTACT OUR PASTORAL TEAM
Want to ask a question or share some feedback? You can email a member of our Pastoral team using this contact form. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have mental health/wellbeing concerns.