Parents and carers have an essential role in the mental health and wellbeing of children. We have excellent relationships with parents that champion clear, regular communication and a strong referral system to ensure their views and concerns are heard and acted upon.
Great practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour can be found below by clicking on the picture. The site covers topics such as boundaries, peer pressure, routines, children's feelings and identity.
What should I do if I have a concern or problem?
Talk to us!
Open and honest communication is at the heart of all that we do. In school, we have clear systems and processes in place to identify possible mental health and wellbeing concerns, including routes to escalate concerns and clear referral and accountability systems. Our aim is to create a safe and supportive environment to promote good mental health, normalise discussions and strengthen resilience- all of which are preventative measures to reduce the number of serious mental health problems occurring.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child’s mental health or the provision in school, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting your child’s class teacher, the school office or a member of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team:
Claire Lee (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Emma Learmonth (SENDCo and Senior Mental Health Lead)
George Walker (Wellbeing Coordinator)
This can be a worry for many families. Find support here.
Our 2 Family Links facilitators run a 6-week course which develops knowledge and understanding of:
- Why children behave as they do
- The feelings behind behaviour (parents and children)
- Different approaches to discipline
- Developing co-operation and self-discipline in children
- The importance of looking after yourself
The Family Links course is underpinned by the Nurturing Programme which provides adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.
The Nurturing Programme uses the following four constructs as building blocks of emotionally healthy relationships:
• Appropriate expectations
• Positive discipline
If you would like to read more about the Family Links programme, please click here (https://www.familylinks.org.uk/).
Child Friendly Policies
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Useful websites and resources:
Anna Freud: https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/ Advice and guidance for parents and carers to help them support a child experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing.
Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/ The online digital counselling service for 11 to 18 years olds commissioned by Bradford NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Qwell: Qwell.io The online digital counselling service for adults living in the Bradford area.
Youth in Mind - a partnership of mental and emotional wellbeing services supporting children, young people and their families from conception to age 25 across Bradford District and Craven. Links to many different services and organisations in the area - really useful! Services Flyer
The Healthy Minds website is the single point of access for all in Bradford and Craven to look after their minds. The website was created to bridge the gap between those looking for support and services struggling to reach and help the right people. Home to the Healthy Minds Wellbeing Assistant, Services Index and Wellbeing Resources and campaigns, healthyminds.services is an easy to use website, opening the door to mental health and wellbeing support services, resources and information.
Healthy Minds Service Directory - online directory of mental health services in Bradford (for children, young people and adults)
Mind in Bradford - a local mental health charity covering Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
First Response Crisis Service - offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis. First Response’s free phone number is: 0800 952 1181
http://www.zonesofregulation.com/index.html Link to information on this resource for supporting children and young people with emotional regulation.
http://www.innerworldwork.co.uk/ Link to free online resources which explain the fight, flight, freeze and submit responses in user-friendly guides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuoPZkFcLVs A thought-provoking TED talk about how children 'do well if they can'.