At North Leamington School we are aware that in order for our students to be able to participate fully in their learning and development they need to be both physically and mentally healthy.
In our curriculum we educate our students about the ways they can look after their mental health and wellbeing, as well as their physical health.
The 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing;
- Connect with others
- Be physically active
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- Pay attention to the present moment
There are times when our young people may struggle; for example, following a bereavement. When difficulties occur in their lives, there are several means of support that can be accessed.
Firstly, parents and young people can complete the online CAMHS Dimensions Tool. This is a simple questionnaire, which produces a report and indicates any areas of concern. There are self-care links, which identify helpful strategies, useful agencies, information, advice and websites. It is a good idea to save a copy so that you can share with professionals if required at a later date.
Should you feel your child needs additional support, you can see their GP, or contact Stef Parkins (NLS Mental Health Lead); firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Student Support and Engagement team are always available to provide a listening ear to young people who are struggling to manage their emotions. Lulu, our school dog is also very helpful for young people who are feeling anxious!
Following assessment, if necessary, we may put appropriate intervention in place internally, or refer to other agencies, such as the Education Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS service.
Websites and Services:
Grief; Support for Young People
App created by Child Bereavement UK.
Self-Help Anxiety Management
Anxiety tracker, information and self-help toolkit.
Tracks mood, and helps to identify triggers for low mood.
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sorted (For self help books)
Help and information, assists users to stay safe.
Helps to manage the urge to self-harm. Signposting to resources.