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Child Wellbeing

Introduction

At St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, we believe in working together with our families to provide the best care for all of our children.  This can mean offering care and Wellbeing support to those children who are affected by a Mental Health issue, including anxiety and low self-esteem. 

This can be very worrying for families and we have gathered together some resources we hope will help.  

Please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance if you need any further help or support.

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Designated Lead for Children's Wellbeing and Mental Health: Miss Roberts

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Rowan, Mrs Holmes, Mrs Reilly and Miss Smith.

Inclusion Manager: Mrs Holmes

Health for Kids

Health for Kids is a fantastic resource for health-related subjects for children aged 4-11 years.  It includes exciting activities, games and advice on everything from staying healthy to managing feelings.

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Childline Kids

Childline have launched an area on their website specifically for children under 12.  Childline Kids has child-friendly advice on many topics; from family and relationships to school worries, self-esteem and bullying.  It also features games and videos providing a fun and reassuring, safe space for children online.  Find out more at childline.org.uk/kids

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CAMHS

CAMHS are the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, anger and anxiety, to name a few.

There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, pyschologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.

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NSPCC Mental Health Advice

Mental illness and thoughts of harm can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time.  Like with physical illnesses, people don’t choose to have a mental health problem.  

It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves.  The NSPCC can offer advice on how best to support your child.

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Useful Books

  1. What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (Paperback – 31 Oct 2005)

  2. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Paperback – 5 Dec 2013)

  3. What's Going On Inside My Head? Starting conversations with your child about positive mental health (Hardcover – 21 Feb 2019)

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