Pupil and staff wellbeing is of utmost importance to us in school. Staff work closely with our pupils and their families to offer support wherever possible. We are proactive in promoting good mental health and this is covered regularly in our PSHE curriculum, as well as assemblies and dedicated weeks such as Children’s Mental Health Week. We are also able to offer support through signposting, making referrals and working alongside other professionals when a need is identified.
In addition, we are able to offer emotional support for pupils in school and make referrals to one of our two school counsellors who are experienced with dealing with issues from bereavement to low self-esteem.
Additional support can be found below:
Physical and Mental Health
Advice and support for health related issues including mental health and well-being:
- NHS helpline call 111 or visit their website
- Department for Education coronavirus helpline 0800 046 8687
- Samaritans call helpline 116 123 or visit their website
- MIND for better mental health helpline 0300 123 3393 or visit their website
- Child and adolescent mental health contact PAUSE helpline 0300 300 0099 or visit their website
A list of helplines which offer advice and support on a range of issues affecting children and families:
- Worried about the safety of a child? Contact The Children’s Advice and Support Service helpline 0121 303 1888 out of hours 0121 675 4806
- CHILDLINE call 0800 1111 or visit their website
- NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or visit their website
- TWR The Waiting Room has a wide range of community support services visit their website
Bereavement, Loss and Grief
Support for those coping with the loss of a loved one:
- Cruse Bereavement Care helpline call 0121 687 8010 or visit their website
- Winston’s Wish helpline call 08088 020 021 or visit their website
More Useful Wellbeing Links
- NHS: Every Mind Matters – Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
- Action for Children – Protecting and supporting children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
- Young Minds – A Parents’ Helpline available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25.
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – Providing a range of specialist types for support for children, young people and families, seeing them at the Centre, in schools and other settings.