Health and Wellbeing
As many of you are aware, the current conflict in Ukraine will impact many of the children in our setting.
We know that this might cause some worry for you as parents/ carers and for our children.
Please see below some support for you, and how to support your children. As always, if you would like to make an appointment, please contact the school office if you have any concerns about your child you wish to discuss.
Health and Wellbeing
Here at Staniland Academy, mental health and wellbeing is a core thread that runs through our daily life. We understand that our pupils spend much of their time at school with our staff, and that the adults within our school are in prime position to support and develop mental health and wellbeing, and also notice when something is not quite right. Our core aim is to ensure all children are supported.
There are a variety of things that we have in place in school to support all children’s mental health and well-being needs. We ensure that the children have a positive self-image and feel supported by giving them strategies to deal with day-to-day challenges.
Through our robust PSHE curriculum, we develop our pupils’ social and emotional skills and help them manage feelings, develop empathy, set goals, build resilience, boost self-esteem and confidence and ensure they establish and maintain positive relationships with both peers and adults.
We also understand that there are many layers to supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health, and that many adults in their lives can have a huge impact. We value the support we get from several external agencies whom we work closely with such as our Mental Health Support Team, Healthy Minds and CAHMS, you can find out information from them following the links on this page.
As always, Parent and Carer support is vital, and we also have some great resources to support you and developing your understanding of how to support your child. We have access on this page to free online courses and signposts to support services you can access. As always, we will work closely with you to support any concerns you may have and please discuss with your class teacher if you feel that you and your child would benefit from any individual support and guidance.
See below for mental health support team newsletter and guidance on getting support on mental health and a range of useful websites.
If you’re worried about a pupil, even if you’re unsure, contact their professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
You can contact them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by email or through the online reporting form. You can also call the Helpline Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends.
Free, confidential helpline or online/email chat available 24/7 for anyone under the age of 19.
Children and young people can contact Childline about anything – they are there to support them and help them find ways to cope.
Calls to Childine are free, can be made without credit and will not show on the phone bill.
A free and confidential helpline available 24/7 to everyone working in education. You can speak to a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor for:
- In the moment emotional support
- Up to six sessions of telephone counselling
- Information and signposting
- Action plan coaching
YoungMinds Parents Helpline
A helpline that provides information and advice to parents/carers who are worried about a child or young person’s wellbeing/mental health.
The service is available 9.30am–4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Call: 0808 802 5544