Inclusion Manager & Wellbeing support: Mrs O'Farrell
At Portway Junior School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At Portway Junior School we:
Young Minds- a fantastic organisation offering free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person.
Some useful support:
A parents’ survival guide
A-Z Mental Health
Build sound minds and JW Bridge the gap are incredible local support groups which parents can directly refer children to and provide parent/child sessions.
NSPCC: The NSPCC’s Parents’ site recognises a big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental wellbeing. The site offers information on an array of topics including mental health and wellbeing; self-harm, sexual behaviour and talking about difficult topics.
NHS.live-well: Advice and tips from the NHS.
Time to change: Time to change is a mental health campaign in England, launched in 2007 with the objective of reducing mental health-related stigma and discrimination.
Mind- Mental Health Charity website with advice, information and support
Education Support Partnership- A UK charity providing mental health and wellbeing support to staff working in schools.
NSPCC- let’s talk PANTS
Healthy lunchbox guide
Change for life information
BBC Primary mental health films
Children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing
Anna Freud centre