Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please find information on this page to support your child's mental health and wellbeing. Please check back to this page regularly as a reminder for support on offer and to see any additions. 

Pastoral Support Officer 
Mrs Martin is available in school Monday to Wednesday to offer support to our pupils.  Mrs Martin's role offers a myriad of support opportunties for our children...she offers help in class, meets and greets, runs breakfast club and is always available for a friendly chat.  Mrs Martin is a fantastic listener and pupils can access her drop-ins each afternoon.

 
Anti-Bullying Week
Next week is Anti-bullying week and this year's theme is 'Reach Out'.   It is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, which is based at leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau   We will be exploring this theme throughout the week, as well as in our PSHE sessions. 

'Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out. Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach. And it doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities. It takes courage, but it can change lives. So, this Anti-Bullying Week, let’s come together and reach out to stop bullying.' - Anti-Bullying Alliance, 2022


The GoTo

North Yorkshire County Council jointly with the NHS have created a new website to help support mental health within young people. This new website is dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire.  The Go-to is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county. With lots of useful tips, information and signposting the site has specific ‘young person’, ‘parent/carer’ and ‘professional’ tabs for easy navigation.

Please visit www.thegoto.org.uk/ to find out more. 
 

This May Help...

This May Help has been created to support parents and carers with concerns about their child’s mental health. Click here to access the website: https://thismayhelp.me/ 

The subjects covered on this website have been chosen by families and young people who have gone through their own mental health challenges. What helped them may also help you. The films offer advice across six main subject areas, with ten additional films offering supporting information. The films can be viewed in any order at any time. Each film has a dedicated page where you’ll also find helpful advice and links to other resources.



Wellbeing Resources Zone
This wesbite is full of useful advice and support, including 'Lockdown' advice for children, young people, families and professionals. 

Please visit www.wellbeingresourceszoneuk.com to find out more.



E-safety...apps, games and social media

NSPCC have reviewed the most popular apps, games and social media your children are using. They have then created easy to read guides to support you in supporting your child. Each game, app and social media site have background information which outlines their legal age requirements along with a description of its use. It is then rated against key e-safety areas: safety features, privacy and location, reporting and blocking and content. Before finally giving it an overall safety rating. 

Click here to be taken to the website and learn more about the apps, games and social media your child is using.

 



Online Safety at Home

Thinkuknow.co.uk is a great website with plenty of information for parents to support their families to stay safe on the internet. Read this newsletter to find out how you can support the safety of your child at home. It has lots of great top tips as well as links for further information, advice and videos. 

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Our next Wellbeing Champions meeting will be on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 1.30PM. Representatives from the School will join to discuss. Please see the below for more information on what was highlighted during the last meeting. 

Positive Mental Wellbeing Champions minutes 



 


Apple Guided Access / Android Screen pinning

Does your child use your phone at times?

Both Apple and Android give you the ability to restrict what can be accessed when they are using it, so you can restrict your device to the one app that your child would like to use (so all other features are disabled).

Use the following links to find out how to set it up:
Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202612 
Android: https://support.google.com/android/answer/9455138?hl=en-GB


Place2Be Parenting Support

Parenting Smart offers practical advice and support to parents and carers of children aged 5-11.  Please click on the image below to find out more:
 


 

 


Solihull Approach
Did you know North Yorkshire County Council have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in North Yorkshire to access a range of courses for parents/carers (access now for life-long access)?  There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents about children from bump to 19+ years, from the Solihull Approach (NHS)  Click on the image below and use the Access Code:  NYFAMILIES


 

  

 

  •          Understanding your pregnancy, birth, labour and your baby
  •          Understanding your baby
  •          Understanding your child (0-19+ yrs, main course)
  •          Understanding your child with additional needs (0-19+ yrs, main course)
  •          Understanding your child’s feelings (taster course)
  •          Understanding your child’s brain (short course)
  •          Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)
  •          Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing (accompanies UYC and UYCAD)

World Mental Health Day 

World Mental Health Day graphicMonday 10th October 2022 is World Mental Health Day.  This year’s theme is 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'.  The Mental Health Foundation has a fantastic website, with lots of useful links and information.
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/world-mental-health-day



 






If you are worried about your child's mental health or wellbeing and need further support, please speak to your child's class teacher.



 
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