Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

 

 

For this year’s theme Growing Together, Place2Be is  encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.

Free resources for parents and carers

Parents and carers play an important role in their child’s mental health. Place2Be have shared some top tips and activity ideas to help you and your family take part in the week.

 


At St. Peter’s we are committed to the health and well being of all our pupils, staff and the wider community.

Everyone experiences life challenges that can, at times, make us vulnerable and additional emotional support may be required during these periods.

We all have a role to play in promoting and supporting positive mental health and recognise that developing resilience and using coping strategies early on is vital to ensure good mental health can be retained/ restored quickly.

Below are a range of websites and resources that you may find useful for either yourself or your child:


Early Help Family Support

What is early help ?

Early help means providing help and support to a child, young person or their family as soon as it is identified they need additional help and support. This could be at any point in a child or young person’s life for example in pregnancy right the way through to their eighteenth birthday. This can be help and support on more than one occasion as we know children’s needs change as they grow and develop, there is challenges in their communities and their family circumstances and situations can change too.

In Worcestershire we know that by us all working together and helping families access the right help and support at the right time, at the earliest opportunity we can support children and young people to meeting their full potential and try to stop the challenges or difficulties that they are facing from escalating for them and their family.

Early Help in Worcestershire Booklet

It is important that families know where to go and get help. We know that where to start or what to ask for can sometimes be a challenge. Worcestershire have developed this virtual family hub to give you a range of different types of resources that are available to you online, on the phone or face to face that you can access directly yourself.     

Worcestershire Family Hub


 

 

CAMHS

CAMHS provides mental health services to children, young people and families across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

CAMHS – 5-11 year olds

CAMHS – 12-18 year olds


Reach4wellbeing support families, parents, children and young people across Worcestershire to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Reach4wellbeing link which will explain how to access services and make a referral.


  

(Support for parents/Carers)

Healthy Minds is your local IAPT service, IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. All of us at some point feel low, anxious, worried or depressed. It is completely normal but it can also start to impact what we do and who we are and when we reach that point it is important to get help to prevent these feelings getting worse. We understand that seeking support is a big step. There are many situations in a person’s life which may cause stressanxietylow mood or depression. We hope to provide you with support and information that will help you feel yourself again.

Our NHS Healthy Minds teams cover Herefordshire and Worcestershire and provide a range of free, confidential support. This includes: 

  • Online therapy which you do at your own pace and in your own time
  • Groups and Courses where you can share (as much or as little as you wish) and learn from other people
  • Or more traditional 1:1 support
  • We can also help you access some of the great resources available in your local area which might be more appropriate for you, or which can complement the service we provide.

Place 2Be-  Link to their website and access to resources

‘We are committed to helping children with their mental health. Our approach to children’s mental health means we aim to intervene early to prevent life-long mental health issues.’

  • We provide support early to spot mental health problems before they develop and help children cope with challenges throughout their lives
  • We use an effective therapeutic approach which is backed by research and combines several ways of working
  • We offer a menu of different services, including advice and support for families and school staff, to build resilience and raise awareness of mental health across the whole school community.