Mental Health and Wellbeing
For Children -
According to the World Health Organisation: Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
At St Bartholomew’s, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and pupils. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. By developing and implementing practical, relevant, and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for pupils affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.
All these websites have helpful resources for children's mental health.
Please remember that you can always contact the school if you need support.
Headspace - a meditation app to support mindfulness.
Action for Happiness - ideas of positive mental health activities for every day of the year
Go Noodle - fun dances and gentle exercise to support positive wellbeing.
Mind Moose - fun activities for parents and schools for supporting positive wellbeing in schools.
Mindfulness - ideas to support positive mental health through the use of today's technology (supported by great videos, apps and links for parents to use with their child).
Young Minds - advice and mental health support for children and young people
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
Childline - 0800 1111
Kooth.com - supporting positive mental health in children and young people
For Parents -
During these unprecedented times we understand there is extra pressure on families. If you are struggling and need some support here are some useful numbers and websites:
Woodside Family Hub in Willenhall : The centre provides a variety of support for parents and carers. They are open and will see parents and carers via appointment only.
(NSPCC)The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children provides help if you’re worried about the safety of a child. They also provide information for parents and carers supporting children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence. Call 0808 800 5000.Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Samaritans you can contact them for emotional support, They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
08457 90 90 90
Coventry Food bank: www.foodbank.org.uk
- Every Mind Matters – provides free advice for wellbeing and mental health strategies www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
- Improving Mental Wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/
Mental Health Foundation