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Mental Health and Well-Being

' Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his own community.'

 

(World Health Organisation)

 

1st-7th February 2021 marks 'Children's Mental Health Week.' 

 

This is an initiative driven by a leading charity, Place2Be. This is an awareness raising week that has been in place since 2015. Some of you may have seen the Duchess of Cambridge kick-start the week with a video message highlighting the importance of the charity’s message. 

 

The theme of this week is ‘Express Yourself.’ It is linked to the importance of: sharing feelings, thoughts and ideas through creativity: art, music, writing and poetry and dance and drama, photography and film. There is more information about this theme on their website: 

At World's End Infant and Nursery School, we aim to promote positive mental well-being for all of our pupils, staff, families and the community.   

 

As well as promoting positive mental well-being, we aim to recognise and respond to poor mental ill health. We aim to create and promote a safe and stable environment for pupils affected both directly and indirectly by mental ill health, or signpost individuals to organisations for support.

 

Supporting Families

Parents are encouraged to come in to school to speak with us if they are worried about anything. Mrs Fortnum, our Senior Learning Mentor, and Zoe Lynch, a Family Support Worker, are available to meet with you to talk through your concerns. We are also able to direct parents to agencies and different sources of support. 

 

We have signposted information below to highlight where parents might want to access in times of trouble. 

 

Forward Thinking Birmingham is a mental health partnership which is a fantastic place to start when looking for advice. It is a site that is specifically for 0-25 year olds. 

#you'vebeenmissedcampaign 

 

There are fantastic resources for parents and carers to access through this NHS funded campaign. There is a combination of reading resources and practical activities to help with the following: anxiety, low mood, anger and frustration and self-care. 

There is a section which helps to identify signs of depression in young children and where to go for advice.
Advice around anxiety in children is also available. 
Dealing with anger in young children.
Helping a child deal with bereavement.
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