At Trinity CE Primary School we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our whole school community and recognise just how important positive mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives—in just the same way as physical health.  

Please have a look at our Pupil Wellbeing Charter

What if I have concerns about my child’s wellbeing?

Mental health doesn’t mean being happy all the time and neither does it mean avoiding stresses altogether. One of the most important ways to help your child is to listen to them and take their feelings seriously.

In many instances, children and young people’s negative feelings and worries pass with the support of their parents, carers and  families. It is helpful for the school to know what they are going through at these times, so that staff can be aware of the need and support this.

If you are ever worried about your child’s mental health and wellbeing then, just as you would about any concerns that you have about their learning, come and talk to us. Sometimes children will need additional support for a short period – this may be in the form of a daily check-in with a trusted adult,  time to talk through what they are feeling or support in developing ways of moving forwards with this.   We can also support you in understanding which external services are available.  For example, we work closely with the School Nurse, Educational Psychologists and  CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

Our school can also offer internal targeted support for groups or individual children with an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA).  

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5 Ways to Wellbeing

Research shows there are five simple things you can do as part of your daily life – at work, at school and at home – to build resilience, boost your wellbeing and lower your risk of developing mental health problems. These simple actions are known internationally as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

 

Wellbeing

 

Useful Links:

https://nipinthebud.org/child-mental-health-conditions

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/survival-guide

https://sscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/child-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/make-it-count-guide-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/mental-health-parenting/

CAMHS consultation Line

A telephone line to provide advice and guidance for parents  and young people regarding emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

0800 170 7055  Mon-Fri 9am to 9pm

 

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