What is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Here at Kates Hill Primary, we are committed to supporting children in their emotional & mental wellbeing. We know that wellbeing, physical & mental health, are all vital in order for children to succeed in their learning. Our aim is to provide help, tips & resources to support children & families as we recognise the importance of parents & carers feeling supported & well in themselves.
As children return to school, we are increasingly aware that there may be some feelings of anxiety, worry and concern amongst many of our children and parents. If you are concerned about your child’s emotional wellbeing and would like some support or advice, please contact Mrs Subhan via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange a phone appointment by calling the school office.
We hope this information will be useful and help to support you and your children.
Our journey to achieving the Mental Health Wellbeing Award for schools (WAS)
Wellbeing Award Verification Report
Action for Children - Providing a range of programmes, from childcare to mental health support, in communities and online
Anna Freud - Youth Wellbeing Directory
Anxiety Canada - Learn about anxiety 'Mindshift' App provides tools to help anxiety
Barnados - Welcome to the Emotional Wellbeing Sub-Hub
Bullying Uk - Get advice on all types of bullying
CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CALM (Compaign against Living Miserably) a leading movement against suicide
Daily Mile - Children fit for life
Doc Ready - tools to help you prepare for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health
Get Connected - Uk's resource for Dual Diagnosis
KOOTH - Your online mental health and wellbeing community
Mind - Dudley Mind working across the Black Country
Mind - Mental health information and support
My Life App - Stop Breathe Think Start you Mindfulness Journey
NHS - Children's Mental Health - Looking after a child's mental Health
No Panic - Don't panic alone pick up the phone
Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide
Respect Me - Scotland's Anti-Bullying Service
Rethink Mental Illness - We improve the lives of people severly affected by mental inllness...
SAM App - Anxiety Management on your mobile to help you understand and manage anxiety
Samaritans - Contact a Samaritan if you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do
SANE - A UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness
The Mix - Support for under 25's. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs
Time to Change - Let's end mental health discrimination
Togetherall - A safe community to support your mental health, 24/7
Turn to me - Professional Mental Health Support Online for Adults
Young Minds - Parent Helpline offers services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child's mental health