Supporting your child's mental health and wellbeing
We have a number of staff who are trained as Youth Mental First Aiders. Please contact the school office to arrange support for your child.
St Mary's Youth Mental Health First Aiders: Mrs Hudson and Mrs Rathbone
This information is taken from Children's mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)
There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.
Some children and young people have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled – with the coronavirus outbreak keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation.
With nationwide and local restrictions being regularly reviewed, they may also have to deal with self-isolating because of an outbreak in school or another period of school closure, or have worries about getting or passing on the virus. It's still uncertain what further changes we all may face.
Feelings like these will gradually ease for most, but there are always steps you can take to support them emotionally and help them cope with problems they face.
There's support available if you feel you or they need it.
Please follow the link below to access further information and support from the nhs website.
The following website all have useful information to help support positive mental health and wellbeing in children. Please click on the images to go straight to the websites.
Stay Well recognises that everyone is different. We understand that young people have different mental health needs and, therefore, require different kinds of service. This webpage is under development.
Whilst schools are closed, ThoughtBox are here to support parents and educators in keeping young people active and engaged - both online and offline.
Stay Well (Changes) a local based support network that recognises that everyone is different. They understand that young people have different mental health needs and, therefore, require different kinds of services… Have a look at the website to see the local services they offer.
Youngminds want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
MindEd is a free learning resources about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.
Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. The NSOCC have got advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.
The Dove Service offers a range of support to parents and professionals, including counselling for you or the child/young person, training on issues around bereavement and loss, informative workshops and group support