Mental Health Champions
What are Mental Health Champions?
We are a team of individuals who are passionate about the wellbeing of children, families and staff.
Who are we?
Mrs Graham ( Teacher ) Mrs Abeyta ( Teacher ) Mrs Desouky ( Teaching Assistant )
What is in place already at our school?
We have many skilled and trained staff. This includes our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Class Teachers ,Teaching Assistants and our Parent Support Advisor. Our Mental Health displays and fiction story collection all aim to support the school community.
What procedures are in place if we have a concern for a child?
Class teachers will refer any needs to our Designated Safeguarding Leads who will discuss the concern with the Parents/Carers of the child and will also talk to Mental Health Champions if necessary.
How are we creating a school that support wellbeing?
Mental Health is interwoven into our school curriculum in a variety of ways. This includes, outdoor learning , PE, PATHS (the scheme of work used to deliver our PSHE curriculum), time to talk, home visits with Nursery and Reception parents and a focus on safeguarding hands.
How does this support extend to our staff?
As a staff team we strive to make wellbeing a school priority. We do this through the use of wellbeing buddies, staff shout outs and work load strategies.
www.childline.org.uk – Childline – telephone support line, online chat, online toolbox.
www.annafreud.org.uk – Anna Freud National centre supporting families with mental health.
www.youngminds.org.uk –Young Minds – supporting young people and families with mental health.
www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk – Nelsons Journey – supporting children and families through bereavement.
www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/norfolk/ – A wellbeing signposting service for people living in Norfolk, Waveney and Suffolk.
www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/mentalhealth – Children and young people’s health services Norfolk, mental health support for 0-25’s
The Well-Being Service
03001231503 Line open from 9am to 5pm
Self-referrals can be made.
Emotional Health : Just One Norfolk Helpline: 0300 3000123 or Parent Line: text 07520631590
The Mole the Fox and the Horse – Charles Mackesy – Friendships and life lessons
Hey Awesome – Karen Young – A story to help with self esteem
Perry Panda – Helen Bashford – Exploring depression
Augustus and his smile – Catherine Rayner – Exploring happiness
My many Coloured days – Dr Seuss – Exploring mood and emotion
Mr Big – Ed Vere – Friendships and celebrating differences
The Proudest Blue – Ibtihaj Muhammed – Friendship and celebrating differences
I am, I can, 365 affirmation for Kids – Wynne Kinder (Dorling Kingsley)