Pastoral / PSHCE
Wellbeing Support and Resources
On these wellbeing pages you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online.
As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are leading the way in highlighting this area. 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 to 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
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos 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.
Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
There are some common life events that may affect you or your child's Mental Wellbeing:
Loss or bereavement.
Issues at school.
Worries about money.
Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:
Build positive relationships.
Take time for yourself.
Look after your mental health.
Look after your physical health.
What can your child do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?
Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends.
Associate yourself with positive people.
Join an afterschool club.
Speak to a member of staff.
Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked).
National helplines for adults and children
A place a child or young person can talk to someone about something they are worried about. They can do this online or over the phone. (call 08001111)
This charity works against child abuse - a helpline is available for parents or other adults concerned about a child (0808 8025544).
A confidential helpline which offers support and advice to those in emotional distress. (call 116 123)
Offers information and advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under the age of 25. (call 0808 802 5544)
Charity working to prevent young suicide with a helpline for those worried about themselves or someone they know (call 0800 068 4141; text 0778 620 9697).
General mental health advice and support:
The Campaign against Living Miserably aims to reduce suicide rates among young men in the UK.
Prepares young people for their first visit to their GP to talk about their mental health.
Online counselling and support for children and young people.
Information on mental health, as well as telephone, email and text support. Includes an online forum for over-18s.
Mental health information and support for the under-25s.
Online resource for families and young people up to the age of 24 listing local mental health services in their area.
Helpline for young people who suffer from panic attacks, OCD, phobias, and other related anxiety disorders (call 0330 606 1174).
Advice and support for dealing with bullying.
This is a free resource that brings attention to cyberbullying and how to prevent it from happening.
Drugs and alcohol
Information about drug and alcohol problems.
Information and support for children and young people affected by a parent’s alcohol use.
Helplines, online support and self-help groups on all types of eating disorder.
Information and support on self-harm in children and young people.
Education quizzes - https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/
Teaching ideas - https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/subjects/pshe
Anti Bullying Alliance - https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/