At North Leamington School we know that young people are best able to learn when they are mentally healthy, and we are extremely proud of the support we offer.
We know that early identification and early intervention are key. In the first instance, if your child is experiencing any signs of difficulty, we advise that parents access the online CAMHS Dimensions Tool. This will produce a comprehensive report identifying any areas of need.
Under each category there are some very helpful self-care strategies which you can use with your child to help them to cope with their difficulties. 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.
Remember the Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing;
- Connect with others
- Be physically active
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- Pay attention to the present