YPAS, LLP & the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) are running a virtual coffee event for parents/carers of children in primary school on 6th April 10:00-11:30. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss any general concerns they may have around their child’s wellbeing and learn about the support available through the local CAMHS partnership.  

As we are close to SATs there will be a focus around managing worry around schoolwork and tests. 

Parents/carers can sign up for this free event using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/295166419707 

The MHST have developed a leaflet for schools to share with any families that they want to refer to the teams. This leaflet has been translated into the following languages: Kurdish, Farsi, Urdu, Polish and Bangladeshi (attached).

(Urdu) Parent MHST Leaflet (1)

(Punjabi) Parent MHST Leaflet

(Polish) Parent MHST Leaflet

(Farsi) Parent MHST Leaflet

Parent MHST Leaflet

 

At St Hugh’s we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously.  We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and our community.  We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

 At our school we:                                                                                                                 

 - help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
 - help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
 - help children socially to form and maintain relationships
 - promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
 - encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
 - help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

 Universal Support

To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

  • PSHE curriculum including circle time
  • Worry Box – self referred
  • THINC room
  • Nurture group
  • Pupil voice
  • Mental health survey
  • School Council
  • Open door policy for Welfare and community officer
  • Be a Friender
  • After School Clubs (free)
  • Breakfast Club (minimal charge)
  • Assemblies
  • Strong links with Picton Children’s Centre
  • We provide opportunities for your parents/carers to come into school.

 Targeted support

 For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

  • Language Support and nurture groups
  • Seedlings
  • MHST

We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.

 There are some common life events that may affect you or your child’s Mental Wellbeing:

 – Loss or bereavement.
 – Loneliness.
 – Relationship problems.
 – Issues at school.
 – Worries about money.

Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:

 – Build positive relationships
 – Take time for yourself
 – Look after your mental health
 – Look after your physical health

What can your child can do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?

 - Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends
 - Associate yourself with positive people
 - Join an afterschool club
 - Speak to a member of staff
 - Tell the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team
 - Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked)

Useful Websites:

 Merseyside Youth Association’s mental health promotion https://www.mya.org.uk/RAISE

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/talking-to-children-about-feelings/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/talking-to-children-about-feelings/

https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/Content/building_confidence_and_resilience/#/id/59e4d478ab5c1b176f1e2aea