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Mental Health & Well being

Children's Mental Health Week 

We will be celebrating Children's Mental Health Week on the week beginning 1st February 2021 and the theme is 'Express Yourself'.
The past year has been challenging for us all, but more so for our children. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to raise the awareness of children's mental health and the importance of nurturing their wellbeing.
On the 1st February, each Year group will share a special assembly recorded by our School Counsellor 'Claudio' setting all pupils a short task. Watch out for this on your dB Primary page! We look forward to seeing seeing your responses.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

https://www.headstogether.org.uk/mental-health-awareness-week-2020-mental-health-minute/

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/seven-days-of-kindness-calendar/

Wellbeing Support during Coronavirus

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/

https://youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/​

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/

Further Support

Mental wellbeing
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people
https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/

British Psychological Society (BPS) – advice about talking to children about coronavirus
https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

MindEd – an educational resource for all adults on children mental health, registration increases functionality but not necessary
https://www.minded.org.uk/

YoungMinds - Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

FREE Counselling

Mind in Harrow
Harrow Talking Therapies Service
Now more than ever it is good to talk.
If you're anxious, feeling low or stressed about the impact of the virus on you or loved ones
Harrow Talking Therapies Service is here to help.
The service is free, confidential and available to anyone who lives or works in Harrow, including staff and volunteers in the voluntary sector, schools and parents.
Part of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapy service, it supports people who are feeling isolated or worrying about what's going on, as well those with issues such as depression, bereavement and insomnia.
The service is currently offered via phone or video call.
To find out more call 020 8515 5015 or email harrow.iapt@nhs.net
or self-refer online https://talkingtherapies.cnwl.nhs.uk/harrow

Place 2 Be

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

www.place2be.org.uk/

Harrow Horizons

Harrow Horizons is an emotional health and wellbeing service, provided by Barnardos, for children and young people up to the age of 18 or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The service provides short-term focused therapeutic interventions, either individually or in small groups, to support a range of issues, including:
• Bullying, peer pressure
• Depression, anxiety, low confidence
• Mild to moderate self -harm
• Anger management
• Exam pressure
• Eating issues
• Bereavement

Referrals

• Referrals are accepted from young people, parents, carers and professionals by email, phone or face to face.
• To make a referral, please contact our friendly team:
• Tel: 020 8427 1322
Email: harrowhorizons@barnardos.org.uk
Email: harrow.horizons@nhs.net - for referrals from NHS services
Address: Harrow Horizons, The 21 Building, 21 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4ES

Mental health spectrum

Family Lives

0808802222
9 – 9 Mon – Fri
10 – 3 Sat – Sun
Support for families for confidential support.


For more information:

www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk

h2bsafetycentre.com

Childline.org.uk

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/children-and-mental-health/index.shtml

Mental health and Well-being lead - Miss K Patel