Here at Thomas Estley, we value the health, wellbeing and inclusion of all our students and staff.
Mental Health and Wellbeing has always been a central consideration within the school and within the wider community.
We have a number of different processes to help students who feel that they may need to talk to someone about their mental health or get support for someone they are concerned about.
As a school we take the mental health and wellbeing of our young people seriously, therefore we recommend that you contact us, and if necessary your GP, if you have any ongoing concerns about your child.
We at Thomas Estley are proud to be an inclusive school and to celebrate and support diversity.
Some online resources available to help you and your child with mental health and wellbeing, include:
• MindEd, a free educational resource from Health Education England on children and young people’s mental health
• Rise Above, which aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16
• Every Mind Matters, which includes an online tool and email journey to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing
• Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network, provide information and resources to support bereaved pupils, schools and staff
Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond service, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.
Public Health England's advice and guidance for parents and professionals on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing includes key actions you can take to support your child’s mental health and wellbeing, such as supporting safe ways to connect with friends. It also emphasises the importance of children continuing to remain fit and active and, wherever possible, having the 60 minutes of daily physical activity, recommended by the Chief Medical Officers.
Further advice and support to help pupils remain physically active are available from Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.