As well as looking after your body it is equally important to keep your mind in shape. Mental and physical well being are two halves of a whole, and you cannot have one if the other is being neglected.
Do remember there are people in school who are willing to talk and give you advice in these areas.
If you wish to discuss concerns about your child please contact the Head of Year or Mrs Soper at school. However, there are online resources available to help you and your child with mental health, including:
- MindEd, a free educational resource from Health Education England on children and young people’s mental health
- Rise Above, which aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16
- Every Mind Matters, which includes an online tool and email journey to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing
- Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network, provide information and resources to support bereaved pupils, schools and staff
Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond service, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.
It is also vital to report any safeguarding concerns you have about any child. Contact the NSPCC helpline.
- Childline – This website gives advice and help about many issues concerning young people.
The Childline helpline is free on 0800 1111
- No Panic – No Panic offers support for sufferers of Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder
- Young Minds – A website which now offers information to young people about emotional well-being and relationships
- Moodjuice – For help with life difficulties, support for healthy living, relationships, feelings and behaviours
- Winston’s Wish – Winston’s Wish helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death
- Samaritans – The Samaritans provides free emotional support and someone to talk to if needed