The National Children’s Board has a vision of an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools. Only then will pupils, with the support of their teachers, build confidence and flourish. Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, for children to do well they need to feel safe and happy. Pupils who have mental health problems are more likely to have academic difficulties at school and experience social disadvantage later in adult life.
At St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary, part of our inclusive vision is to ensure that our staff, children and families have the tools to support their mental health and wellbeing and can access the right support and services when they need to.
The award supports schools to develop in the following areas:
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Useful Helplines and websites
CAMHS –Child and Adult Mental Health Service – website with apps for children and young people to use to support mental health-https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/websites-apps/
EDYS – The Eating Disorder Young People’s Service at Alder Hey – https://alderhey.nhs.uk/services/eating-disorder-young-peoples-service
Kooth – the app
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Neuro Love – NeuroLove was created to support young people who are between 8 – 25 years old, to stay emotionally and physically well.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus. https://www.youngminds.org.uk
Alder Hey Crisis care line – 24/7, call 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550
Samaritans – Call any time, day or night for free on 116 123 https://www.samaritians.org
PAPYRUS is the UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide. For PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK call 0800 068 4141 (open 9am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and bank holidays).
Childline– Confidential support. Freephone 0800 111 https://www.childline.org.uk
NSPCC– call 0808 800 5000 https://wwwnspcc.org.uk
Bullying UK – For advice and support call 0800 800 2222 https://www.bullying.co.uk
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families https://www.annafreud.org