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Mental Health and Wellbeing

During this difficult time, many people and families are finding life a little difficult. Within Derby City a support  network is in place to support yourself or families who maybe struggling in many different ways, including emotionally. Please use the support available  by calling 0300 790 0596 opening times are 09:00 - Midnight. 

Please find further information at: 

 

https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/getting-help/coronavirus-covid-19/mental-health-support-line

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.

Dying Matters

 

Hospice UK’s Dying Matters campaign is working with you to create an open culture in which we’re comfortable talking about death, dying and bereavement. They have many useful free downloadable leaflets, there is a specific one entitled 'Talking to Children about Dying'

https://www.hospiceuk.org/our-campaigns/dying-matters

The Sleep Charity

 

The Sleep Charity, incorporating The Sleep Council, provide advice and support to empower the nation to sleep better. They campaign to improve sleep support and access to high quality information, raise awareness of the value of a good night’s sleep and promote understanding around the complexities of sleep.

They want everyone to share our vision that sleep is a vital component of health and wellbeing and that everyone living with sleep issues should have access to effective, consistent, evidence-based support.ve access to effective, consistent, evidence-based support. More information found here:

https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/

Hope Again

 

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Support. It has been created for young people, by young people. They offer support, advice and a type of signposting service, solely online to children and young people who have lost a loved one/s. They want to break the isolation that grief brings, by providing a space for young people to explore their grief and feel less alone.

https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

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