Wellbeing and Mental Health
Children's Mental Health Week: 7nd-13th February 2022.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.🌱🌷🌳👬👫👭🧑🤝🧑
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out thr free resources for families linked below.
Parenting advice from child mental health experts can be found in the Place2Be website linked below
Young Minds Matter - Supporting Transition to Secondary School
Young Minds Matter: Support Available
Mental Health Support - Parent Consent and Information
Trailblazer Programme | Mental Health Support Teams in Schools
We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.
We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.
We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.
This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to make a referral to the service, please contact Mr Manning or Mrs Broddle.
Please click the link below to find out more.