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Mental Health and Wellbeing

We are a trauma informed and attachment aware school and have our Ways to Wellbeing Award,

At Amington Heath Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well being of our pupils, parents / carers and staff.

We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  

Through our Amington Adventurers, children are taught the 7 areas of RESPECT - Resilience, Empathy, Self-awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork. These areas are embedded through everything we do at Amington. We also provide many suportive sessions to help the children with their emotional and mental wellbeing further, these include:

If you would like to speak to any of our members of staff about any concerns you many have with your child or your own mental health and wellbeing, please do not hesitate to ask one of us.

School can also refer and signpost pupils/families to bereavement services, young carers and other local statutory and voluntary services.

Our lead teachers for Mental Health and Wellbeing are:

Mrs K Wyatt and Mrs R Fennely(SENDCO)

 

Family Support
 

There are some excellent online resources available to help parents / cares and their children with mental health, including:

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.

It is also vital to report any safeguarding concerns you have about any child. Contact the NSPCC helpline.

Services & Support

Sandbox

Online mental health support for Children and Young People in South Staffordshire

External web link - https://sandbox.getcerebral.co.uk/

Ask for Jesse - Free Dental Hygiene Products

Ask for Jesse’ is a new campaign fronted by Boots, aimed at helping to close the poverty gap by assisting vulnerable families.

Working in collaboration with The Hygiene Bank, customers can simply ‘ask for Jesse’ when in store. A member of the Boots team will discreetly provide oral hygiene products to customers with children aged three to five years old.

External web link - https://dentistry.co.uk/2022/02/15/ask-for-jesse/

Early Help Team

Based in Tamworth - they work with children, young people and families to prevent difficulties becoming worse - for example, parenting support, behaviour management, financial difficulties, housing support. 

External web link - https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/Familiesfirstpartners/yourearlyhelpteam.aspx

Malachi Support Service

Malachi work with children and young people with difficulties around their emotions and behaviour, as well as families who are experiencing difficulties at home with parenting needs, mental health, employment, financial difficulties, housing support etc.

External web link - https://www.malachi.org.uk/

Food Bank Support

Manna House, Glascote opening times Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 12.30pm - 3.00pm / St Andrews Church, Leyfields opening times Thurs 11.00am - 1.00pm.

External web link - https://tamworth.foodbank.org.uk/

Community Together CIC

Support for access to food, struggling to collect medication, befriending and check in calls, unemployment support, debt and finance support, home energy - Tamworth Telephone Support Line 01827 59646.

External web link - http://www.communitytogethercic.org.uk/

Benefits Calculator

A benefits calculator which can be used by anyone who falls into the following categories: 

- Anyone who is worried about their financial situation and don’t know if they are entitled to any benefits.
- Families who aren’t sure what benefits they are entitled to
- Older people who may not have thought they could access any benefits
- Those whose furlough is ending
- Those who may be facing redundancy
- Those made redundant or unemployed

External web link - https://staffordshire.entitledto.co.uk/home/start

Revive Hive

Wilnecote Junior and Heathfields Infant Academy are offering to distribute good quality, clean recycled clothes, and accessories for children aged 0-11 years. We have the following items available to be collected. The items have been sorted, cleaned and isolated; they are bagged in aged groups for collection. We have a range of boy and girls' clothes aged 0-11years. We also have a selection of baby items including new bottles, blankets, bibs etc. If you would like any of these items, please email revivehive@hiwj.fierte.org so we can arrange a collection time for you.

External web link - https://www.wilnecotejnrandheathfieldsinf.co.uk/page/?title=Revive+Hive&pid=293

Home Start Thursday Family Group

Home-Start Tamworth is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in and around Tamworth, Staffordshire, who are going through challenging times.

Home-Start understands that being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life.

External web link - https://homestarttamworth.org.uk/

 

Other useful numbers & websites

These have websites and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter:

 

MindEd for families and Youngminds

 Parent helpline 0808 802 5544

Staffs Mental Health Helpline

0808 800 2234

 Text 07860 022821 (Free)

Samaritans

 Helpline 116 123 (24hrs)

Combined Wellbeing 

https://combinedwellbeing.org.uk

Topics include Anger, Anxiety, Body Image, bullying and family relationships

Camhs Resources 

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

Anna Freud Resources

https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/

Childrens Mental Health Week

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

BBC Mental Health advice for parents

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy44bqt

Every Mind Matters

Public Health England, with support from some of the most respected organisations in the field, launched a new mental health campaign called “Every Mind Matters” on 7th October 2019.

Every Mind Matters aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.

Go to https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters for more information.

Child Anxiety workbook for parents

Web link - Child anxiety workbook for parents

         

Helpful resources to support MH and wellbeing for young people and carers

Books, websites, apps, downloads, videos

Winston Wish - Support for grieving children

https://www.winstonswish.org

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk

 Good go to website for mental health and topics including Pants Talk and digital safety

Young Minds

https://www.youngminds.org.uk 

Parent help line 0808 802 5544 for advice, signposting and emotional support