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)
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.
Online mental health support for Children and Young People in South Staffordshire
External web link – https://sandbox.getcerebral.co.uk/
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/
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 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/
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/
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/
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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/
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)
Helpline 116 123 (24hrs)
Topics include Anger, Anxiety, Body Image, bullying and family relationships
Anna Freud Resources
Childrens Mental Health Week
BBC Mental Health advice for parents
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
Good go to website for mental health and topics including Pants Talk and digital safety
Parent help line 0808 802 5544 for advice, signposting and emotional support