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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Understanding and looking after our emotional health

On this page we aim to provide some information and activities to support your child’s emotional health and wellbeing. There are some websites which offer support and advice and also some activities and we will also post activities including some self-awareness, self-esteem, relaxation and mindfulness.

If you are really concerned about mental health issues please contact school, or your GP. If you are concerned about a child’s welfare you can call MASH (multi agency safeguarding hub) on 0300 500 80 80. If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546. In an emergency call 999.

Coronavirus

Whilst school is closed, every two weeks we hope to post some different activities to promote positive mental health.  We  will post  a grid with some activities to practise every week and some new activities - see Well Being activities tab. Some of the websites below also have activities as well as advice.

Online resources to support positive mental health

There is lots of useful sites for supporting emotional health and well being online. Some of the services below are for parents / carers and some for children. Lots of the sites have information for both so it is really important you check what is on the site before letting your children have access. The sites often support a range of ages so whilst some of the support is very useful not all will be age appropriate.

                      

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself

This is where you can find services across Nottinghamshire for all kinds of needs 

https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/home.page

Child line

Provides access for someone to talk to.

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/message-from-childline/

It also has lots of info on strategies to manage feelings including breathing exercises, expressing yourself, yoga, and games. These are child friendly.

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

 

Anna Freud Centre

This Anna Freud centre is a national centre supporting young people’s mental health.

This page has lots of ideas for self-care. It is aimed at older children but will help with ideas to support positive things to do

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

They have also produced a series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems.

https://www.annafreud.org/childinmind/

MindEd

This site has lots of info for parents and families about supporting children and young people

https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people

 

Kooth

Provides an online counselling service ( KS2 and above)

https://www.kooth.com/

Young Minds

This is a site primarily with info for families and older children with mental health difficulties. There is also a parent’s help line;

Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

 

headspace

This is a meditation app will lots of free support useful for both adults and children

https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

 


General Adult support – for parents and Carers

Samaritans

Call 116 123

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

 


Parenting pressures

Mind UK

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/support-community-elefriends/

UK Mental Health Charity with information and an online mutual support community for adults

 

Family Action

Telephone: 0808 802 6666

Text message: 07537 404 282

https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/familyline/

The FamilyLine service supports people who are dealing with family pressures in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers from across the country to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email, web chat and text message.

 

Family Lives (previously Parentline)

Call: 0808 800 2222

https://www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/confidential-helpline/

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.