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Mental Health & Well being

Mental Health Week 

The week beginning the 18.05.20 marks mental health awareness week and the theme is ‘Kindness’. In a time when kindness means everything, we believe that even the smallest acts of kindness hold the greatest rewards. Please see below some useful links where you can learn more about this. Remember being kind to yourself is just as important as being kind to others!

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/

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/

Dates to Remember

Thursday 30th January 2020 at 9am- Coffee Morning for parents to come and meet with Claudio (our new School Counsellor).
Friday 7th February- Mufti Day to help raise money to fund our Counselling Service in school. This service, provided by Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership has been a real success and through this unique service, we have been able to support the well-being of our pupils, parents and staff and we would love for this to continue!
Thursday 6th February- Assemblies for all the pupils in the school

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