Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
Wherever a child or young person lives, whatever their age, social or personal situation, research shows that there are ways to improve personal wellbeing. Improving wellbeing has a direct link not only to feeling better, but also functioning better. It helps with physical health, and also things like performance at school, and quality of life.
As a school, we have embraced the 'The Five Ways to Wellbeing' approach to positive mental health and wellbeing for all children and staff.
The Five ways to Wellbeing are:
There are a number of services available to families in Northumberland. The following help children and their families who may be struggling with mental health and wellbeing:
Be you Northumberland
Support for children, parents and professionals
Online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support
Support for children aged 10 years to 25 years
Support for parents
The Toby Henderson Trust
They provide relevant, appropriate and accessible support for autistic young people from two years into adulthood, whilst also empowering parents, families and carers by sharing knowledge, experience and understanding.
Their mission and vision is to empower and inspire children, young people, adults and their families by sharing experience, knowledge, information and guidance. They are committed to helping others find their voice, identify their aspirations, fulfil their potential and to be an equal part of the community where they feel accepted, respected, safe and valued.
Parent Partnership Northumberland
Telephone: 01670 623555
Link to website: http://parentpartnership.northumberland.gov.uk
Our mental health lead in school is Mrs Lorna Rainey. Please do get in touch if you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health and wellbeing.
Below are a number of additional links to organisations that are available to provide online support with mental health and wellbeing.