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Mental health and Well being

At Scotts Primary School we know the importance of all members of our community being healthy in both body and mind.  The world in which we live has been an uncertain and constantly changing place this year and now more than ever we must pull together to support one-another.

As such we have- and will continue to- invest a lot of time and resources into promoting mental well being within school. We are proud to be a Mentally Healthy School and are working collaboratively with both staff in school and with external agencies to ensure that we are able to offer support to those who need it.

As we find ourselves in another national lockdown, many of our pupils are once again learning from home.  Although our staff have made every effort to make this a positive experience, we understand that the strains of this situation upon children and families aren't always reflective of this.  On this page you will find some key information and resources to support both your children's mental health, and your own.

Primary Mental Health and School nurse drop-in

Tuesday 30th March 2021 9.30am

CAMHS parent drop in sessions

Havering CAMHS offer monthly virtual drop-in sessions to parents and students who require support or guidance with concerns around emotions, anxiety, ASD, behaviour, depression, relationship issues and more. Please see their flyer for more information.

 

Havering Educational Psychology Service

Havering Educational Psychology service are offering a parents helpline which aims to support parents/carers who are worried or concerned about their child. Sessions can last up to 40 minutes and an EP will listen to your concerns and discuss ideas with you to help you consider what to do next. All discussions are confidential, and aim to be informal and supportive.  Please see their flyer for more information.

Other useful links

NSPCC

Winston's Wish- supporting children through bereavement

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust- resources and advice to support mental health

Havering Mind- support for adults

Young Minds - support for parents and children. 

Place2beMind - https://www.mind.org.uk/

Havering Bereavement Services

https://www.haveringmind.org.uk/services/crisis-counselling-and-bereavement-service/

https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

Alcohol Detox support

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Havering)

Here you can download the handouts from our Mental Health Workshop with CAMHS.

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Despite being separated by lockdown, we used Children's Mental Health Week as a way of bringing our school community together.  Through engaging lessons and activities, online assemblies, stories, mindfulness and yoga the children were able to explore ways in which to stay mentally healthy and continue to 'Express themselves' during these challenging times. 

Through the kind donations of parents we also raised £190 for the children's mental health charity Place2Be.   Thank you!

If you missed any of our mindfulness sessions or would like to give them another go, you can find them here:

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, Session 5.

Mindfulness

 The NHS recognise mindfulness as a tool for helping us to understand ourselves and live a happier life. It focuses on being present in the moment.

This can be a great tool to combat anxiety, depression or to just help mentally well people to enjoy life in the moment.

Mindfulness can also be a helpful approach to use for times of stress at home, including improving sleep. Here is a clip that we recommend for helping children to settle down to bedtime.

The Cosmic Kids Zen Den is an excellent mindfulness tool and one that children are familiar with due to use in the classrooms.