Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
Lead practitioner: Mrs L Gibson
There are many online websites which offer free vital support and advice for parents regarding their children's emotional wellbeing and mental health. We recommend the websites below. Click the logos to access the websites.
If you feel you would like to discuss your child's wellbeing with their teacher, we are awlays here to listen to and support your concerns and questions. Please speak to us if you need help.
Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting?
MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child. Please click on the icon below for more information.
If you have concerns about the mental and emotional health of your child, support is available from the Kirklees branch of CAMHs, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Please click on the icon below for more information.
Mind offers information about where children and young people can get support with a mental health problem. Click their logo below to go to their website.
The NSPCC’s Underwear Rule is discussed when needed in our PSHCE lessons. During these discussions we will aim to teach the children pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse. (We will not use this term with the children).
PANTS stands for:
• Privates are private
• Always remember your body belongs to you
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help
The lessons introduce a range of activites, all delivered in a way that’s fully age-appropriate.
• “appropriate” and “inappropriate” touching
• your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or uncomfortable
• who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.
If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with our school, more information including a video can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule or simply click the NSPCC Pants icon above. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
World Mental Health Day 2018
To view a selection of books that are particularly useful as a resource to discuss emotional well being with your children click here