Mental Health

We are committed to doing everything we can to support the positive mental health of all of our school family.  We are delighted to share these online resources.  As always, if there is anything we can do to support you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In support of – All

  1. Mind have comprehensive mental health resources for your own personal wellbeing, and also wellbeing in the workplace: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/
  2. NHS – Health A-Z (Mental Health), a whole range of audio guides and signposting to mental health helplines, support groups and expert advice.  The website also allows you to put in your local postcode to find out what resources are close to you: www.nhs.uk
  3. Public Health England & NHS Every Mind Matters website – generic health and wellbeing information linked to the NHS: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
  4. Samaritans – if you are worried about your mental health: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/

In support of – Teachers and Pupils

  1. The National College are running free support hubs and webinars for pupils and teachers: https://thenationalcollege.co.uk

 In support of – Parents and Pupils

  1. Young Minds – looking after your mental health
  2. Government and DfE Mental Health Guidance: Education Hub Blog with Resources

In support of – Children / Young people

  1. An overview of all of the mental health services in the local area for children and young people, together with support for parents and carers, can be found on The Go-To website: https://thegoto.org.uk/
  2. NSPCC – Includes resources to support children with anxiety: nspcc.org.uk
  3. The Children’s Society: childrenssociety.org.uk
  4. Youth and wellbeing Directory: annafreud.org
  5. Take Time Out: youngminds.org.uk
  6. Support for Young People: themix.org.uk
  7. Action for Children mental health resources and information: www.actionforchildren.org.uk
  8. Childline mental health support and guidance: www.childline.org.uk
  9. Health Education England (in association with Young Minds have agreed a number of accessible on line modules) This is mainly for adults/family/carers in support of children’s mental health – free and accessible with no login required: www.minded.org.uk
  10. Local Children & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services: NHS local Access to Children & Young Peoples services: www.tewv.nhs.uk
  11. Alliance Psychological Services – Children & young people’s therapies and intervention: alliancepsychology.com
  12. Charlie Waller Memorial Trust – Talking to children about feelings: Tips for parents and carers Charlie Waller Feelings
  13. British Psychological Society – blogs, videos, webinars and advice on variety of issues that families might be experiencing. BPS.org
  14. Many children and young people may experience difficulties with their sleep.  Providing structure through the development of daily and weekly timetables, including bedtime routines, can be helpful in providing some predictability for young people.  If your child is struggling you can seek help through The Sleep Charity: Sleep Charity
  15. These websites are excellent for supporting with bereavement: Child Bereavement UK, Child Bereavement Network  and Winston Wish

Children’s Resources

  1. One of the best ways to promote positive mental is to keep active – See: Keeping active at home ideas
  2. Hungry little minds: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
  3. BBC Tiny Happy People is a free website, which gives ideas for activities and play ideas pre-birth – age 5: Tiny Happy People

Stories

  1. Underdogg and the indoor adventure– explores what to do when we are frightened and links to staying safe indoors.
  2. Underdogg and the Gritty Cat – explores perseverance.
  3. How to not go to School A chapter book with questions within each chapter but also many other activities could be linked e.g. making feelings stones, designing an imaginary friend. www.parsleymimblewood.wordpress.com 

Activities

  1. Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge following the five ways to mental well-being Wellbeing Challenge
  2. Thinking games – this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills All in one Home School
  3. Sensory Learning Activities: A to Z of ideas Inclusive Teach
  4. 44 engineering and science challenges from the engineers at Dyson. James Dyson Foundation

Resources from Church

  1. Supporting good mental health | The Church of England
  2. Light a candle | The Church of England
  3. I am a Parent | The Church of England
  4. See the latest news from our churches Saint Cuthbert’s Church Forcett: stanwickgroup.org.uk
  5. And St Michaels and All Angels Church Middleton Tyas

Staff – Do remember we are here to support you too! As you know, there is a wealth of support available from SAS (Our staff absence scheme) and we also buy in to support for you from both Health Assured and Occupational Health. You can also access the Education Support Network – 08000 562561. Please also see: Support for staff in schools – NYES If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the senior leadership team.