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Mental Health Lead: Lisa Jackaman

 

At Parkview Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional 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 Parkview we:
  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

 

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum.

 

Additonal support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.  

 

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups.

 

 

 

Useful links

Young Minds - a fantastic organisation offering 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.

Some helpful support:

A parents' survival guide

Parents Helpline

A-Z Mental Health

 

nspcc. The NSPCC’s Parents’ site recognises a big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. The site offers information on an array of topics including mental health and wellbeing; self-harm; sexual behaviour; and talking about difficult topics.

 

Talk to Frank. an advice section of the site for parents offering up to date advice and information about drugs, providing access to live chat, email and telephone support, as well as leaflets, FAQs and links to other sites.

 

nhs.live-well Advice and tips from the NHS.

 

Time to Change Time to Change is a mental health campaign in England, launched in 2007 with the objective of reducing mental health-related stigma and discrimination.

 

Mind - Mental Health Charity website with advice, information and support.

 

Education Support Partnership - A UK charity providing mental health and wellbeing support to staff working in schools.

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