At Lidget Green we want to be proactive in the early detection and prevention of mental health issues across the school by providing direct, ongoing support around mental health and wellbeing, including face-to-face support for pupils with mild to moderate mental health needs.
We aim to deliver training for school staff to help them support their pupils; to encourage good mental wellbeing and resilience across the school and provide guidance around issues such as bullying and coping with exam stress.
We will work alongside professionals who already provide mental health support in schools such as:
When it comes to mental health, early intervention and noticing the warning signs is paramount. Introducing this service will enable staff working closest to pupils to recognise and act on any early signs they may see. It allows the child or young person as much time and support as possible for them to build the important coping mechanisms they need in order to manage their mental health and wellbeing. Please see the attachment to find more support and useful contact numbers.
Young Minds is a highly recommend website which supports adults in children’s mental health and covers a range of topics. You can find more information on the website below.
The Government’s guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, provides advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing
During this time, many of us may be experiencing a range of emotions. To support young people with this, Young Minds have released this information: Click on the link below
Most people feel stressed sometimes. And it’s completely natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. Click on this website below for tips (suitable for both adults and children) to help you with stress, no matter what’s causing it. Click on the link below:
The NSPCC website is a great support for parents. How to take care of your mental health during lockdown: Click on the link below:
Every Mind Matters now has a Mental Health and Self-care for Young People section with videos with top tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of yourself on social media: Click on the link below:
Dealing with anxiety – https://tutorful.co.uk/guides/the-expert-guide-to-help-your-child-with-anxiety
Every Mind Matters – https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/now-more-than-ever-every-mind-matters/
Young minds parents’ survival guide – https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – https://www.annafreud.org/parents/
Click Here for Supporting children and young people with anxiety