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Mental Health and Well-Being

Mental Health and Well-being

Welcome to our page on mental health, here you will find useful information and resources to support your child’s mental wellbeing through their academic journey. Mental health is just as important as physical health and we want children to take care of themselves, reaching out for support when needed.

In the UK today, 1 in 6 pupils in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem, most of whom will not seek help for up to ten years. There is a growing awareness that earlier preventative support that focuses on building resilience and promoting wellbeing is necessary to meet our young people’s mental health needs.

At St Hilda’s CE Primary School, we want to make sure that all our children and our parents/carers feel confident in the knowledge that, should their child be experiencing any level of mental ill health, there is support available at school to manage this.

The Team

Miss PlantDesignated Safeguarding Leadhelen.plant@vantageacademies.co.uk
Mrs BeaumontDeputy Designated Safeguarding Leadvalerie.beaumont@vantageacademies.co.uk
Mrs thomasDeputy Designated Safeguarding Leadjanine.thomas@vantageacademies.co.uk

Helpful Organisations:

OrganisationServiceAgeType of support
ChildLine Online counsellor chat available 24/7. childline.org.uk 0800 1111 Under 19Their website also has a ‘calm zone’ with activities, tools and games to help express yourself and find new ways to cope.
Young MindsPractical tips and advice from young people, as well as information on getting support. youngminds.org.uk Young People Parents Full range of mental health issues
ShoutText: SHOUT to 85258 Free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. giveusashout.org Any ageAnxiety & stress Depression or sadness Bullying Self harm Loneliness or isolation Panic attacks
MindEd FamiliesOnline information and support mindedforfamilies.org.uk Parents Intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people in their family when they are concerned about a young person’s mental health or well-being.
NSPCCOnline information and support nspcc.org.uk Parents, professionals and families. Support and tips to keep children safe. Children’s mental health Staying safe online Support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.
KoothOnline information and support kooth.com 11-18Full range of mental health issues Drop-in chats Booked 1:1 sessions Themed message forums and lots more
Urgent Support Greater Manchester NHS Foundation Trust’s has a dedicated 24/7 all age urgent mental health helpline. The number for the service is 0800 953 0285