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Mental health and Wellbeing

At Springbank, we work hard to make sure that all our children feel the best that they can be. For us, this starts with teaching the children about mental health and wellbeing and working to remove the stigma which may have previously been attached to mental health. As young as reception, children learn about managing and understanding their emotions. This continues throughout their time in our school with the support of our PSHE curriculum, No Outsiders lessons and Mindmate lessons. 

 

Children are always encouraged to share their worries and all children have at least 5 trusted adults they know they could speak to. As well as this, children have the opportunity to share any worries or concerns through: 

 

  • Class Worry Boxes
  • Blob trees 
  • Lunchtime Club
  • Discussion with their teacher 
  • Regular surveys and pupil consultation

The Five Ways to Wellbeing

Throughout school, children work on developing strategies to help support positive mental health and wellbeing. For each child, this will be different. We teach this through the Five Ways to wellbeing which categorise helpful strategies into five different topics:

  • Give 
  • Take Notice 
  • Be Active
  • Keep Learning 
  • Connect

Children will experience a range of these strategies throughout school to help them understand what helps them and what they can do to support their own wellbeing. Learn more about this below: 

 

Health and Wellbeing Newsletters 

Mental Health Support 

If you feel that your child needs more support with their mental health, there are a number of options to help support your child further. 

  • Talk to your child’s class teacher or teaching assistant about your child's needs or your concerns.
  • Talk to the school’s SENDCOs - Miss Rowley-Smith and Mrs Grime. They have a range of knowledge and will be able to offer support or signposting to get further help. 

s.grime@farsleyspringbank.co.uk

r.rowley-smith@farsleyspringbank.co.uk

 

  • Speak to your child's GP. A GP will be able to signpost you to local services and if necessary could make a referral to Mindmate.
  • Mindmate- This brilliant service in Leeds to there to support all young people with their mental health. In school, children are taught 'Mindmate' lessons where they learn more about how to manage their mental health and understand the mental health of others. They have a website which is designed to support young people with their mental health. 
  • Young Minds - The Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25. You may have questions about a child’s behaviour, emotional well-being, or mental health condition. You may have a child who's already been admitted to CAMHS and have questions about their treatment or want to know what to say to your GP when you visit them. Call 0808 802 5544 or visit the website.
  • Cluster support - At school, we can make a referral through to cluster if we feel that it will be beneficial. 
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