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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Statement of intent:

At St Mary’s, we are committed to supporting the mental 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:

Lead Staff members: 

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Useful Resources

CAMHS Resources

Helpful resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

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Anna Freud

Work in collaboration with children and their families to transform children and families’ mental health.

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Every Child Matters - Public Health England

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

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Mentally Healthy Schools

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Advice on depression, anxiety, ADHD & self-harm. YoungMinds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri). We offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

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Childline

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Telephone: 0800 1111 Email: http://www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Pages/Email.aspx

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Kooth

Kooth is a free online counselling platform for children & young people Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 10-18 year old with trained counsellors as well as articles written by young people, a supportive online community forum and the function to record online journals.

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NSPCC

The NSPCC have collated 25 books designed to validate and help children who are worried or anxious interpret how they are feeling.

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Change 4 Life

Fun and family friendly information for eating well and keeping active. Tips, ideas, recipes and games to help keep kids and adults happy and healthy.

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Food a Fact of Life

Lessons and curriculum resources that can be used at home to help educate children about healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from.

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Joe Wicks PE

Joe Wickes, the Body Coach, delivers daily PE Lessons.

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Cosmic Kids

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for children.

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Nationwide Children's

10 minute videos for all ages and abilities to exercise together.

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Internet Matters

Provides a range of support for families to enable all family members to stay safe.

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Government Advice

Government guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health during the coronavirus

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Childhood

'Many ways to share a hug' - Social Story

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Young Minds

Ten tips for talking to your child

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Winstons Wish

How to tell children and young people that someone is seriously ill

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Elsa Support

A coronavirus story

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BBC Newsround

Dr Chris and Dr Xand are here to tell you why the coronavirus might not be as scary as it sounds.

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Action for Happiness

Coping Calendar

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Social Mental Health and Emotional Health Policy 2019/20Download

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