Health and Wellbeing

HEALTH AND WELLBEING TEAM

Mrs H Slocombe – Senior Mental Health Lead

Mrs J Ashcroft – SENCO/PSHE Lead

Mrs A Owen –  Rainbows Pastoral Assistant       

 

Statement of Intent – Why Mental Health and Wellbeing is important to us: 

At St Julie Catholic Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives. We acknowledge and understand that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall emotional wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement at school. Our personal mental health and emotional wellbeing is a universal, significant and powerful feature of who we are as human beings - it is an indicator of social, emotional and physical wellness. Young people’s happiness, life satisfaction and positive functioning are influenced by mental health and emotional wellbeing. Good mental health and emotional wellbeing allows individuals to learn, grow and develop as individuals – it is an integral and essential aspect of human life to ensure that young people can make the most of their unique potential, flourish and show resilience when they face any challenges in life.  

The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that, ‘in order to help their children to succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy.’ Schools can create a nurturing and supportive environment for young people to ensure that they reach their full potential; develop their self-esteem; overcome adversity and build their resilience.  

Our role, in school, is to encourage positive mental health and emotional wellbeing and ensure that our children are equipped with the necessary skills to manage their feelings, emotions and any experiences that they may face in life. Furthermore, our aim is to help develop protective factors, and build resilience, in a school where: 

  • All children are valued
  • All children have a sense of belonging and feel safe
  • All children feel able to talk openly, to a trusted adult, about their mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • All children feel that positive mental health and emotional wellbeing is promoted and valued

At St Julie Catholic Primary School, we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. We believe in working together, as a community, team and family. We act with determination. Whatever issues our students, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we always support each other, react compassionately and pull together.

Below are ideas, suggestions and websites to support you and your family

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

General mental health and wellbeing support, building resilience and staying well 

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Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families provide support to children and young people, sharing clear, simple advice and resources. 

On My Mind’ aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing through advice, support, tips and self-care strategies. 

Websites: https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/support-for-young-people/        https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/

      

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BBC Bitesize offers support, advice and tips to children and young people on a host of areas including mental health, wellbeing, resilience, identity and healthy relationships.

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/life-and-wellbeing/1 

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Every Mind Matters have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, including sleep, self-care, and dealing with change. 

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/

 

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Kooth free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It includes: a magazine, discussion boards, messages or live chat with their team, a daily journal you can fill in 

Website: https://www.kooth.com/ 

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Now and Beyond the UK's first multidisciplinary directory for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing providers. Includes information about locally available services. 

Website: https://nowandbeyond.org.uk/help-and-support 

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The Think Ninja (freely available and adapted for COVID-19) app educates children and young people about mental health, emotional wellbeing and provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. 

App: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/thinkninja/ 

 

           

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Children's Mental Health Week

The next Children’s Mental Health Week will take place on 6-12 February 2023The theme will be announced in the autumn

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