mental health and wellbeing

WHAT ARE OUR AIMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

The Ulceby Team are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and all stakeholders. We want all members of our community to thrive, and have good mental health, despite any adverse challenges. We believe in teamwork; working with each other, with teachers and colleagues across the school, with the wider school community and most importantly with the young people in our school. We act with determination. Whatever issues our pupils, their families, the school, our staff team or the community face, we always support, react and pull together. We are not passive players in young people and stakeholders’ lives but active participants who can and do make a real difference. These reflect the school’s vision and core values of Respect, Hope, Resilience and Curiosity

Why it is important?

Mental Health matters. Taking care of our mental health aids in our resilience and recovery from anything that happens. Anyone can have a bad day, but it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad life. How we respond to it and take care of our mental health is what’s important. Mental Health is important at every stage of our lives. It encompasses our overall wellbeing and affects our lives in many ways.

How do we support children in school?

We have a highly skilled team of staff who can support all stakeholders with their mental health and well-being and where necessary we can refer to external services who can support children and families with bespoke needs.

Our Mental Health Lead and Pastoral Manager is Mrs Barrass, she can support children with the following:

· Worries and concerns (home/school)

· Separation issues-family breakdown

· Friendship issues

· Social skills

· Self esteem/confidence building

· Behaviour

· Bereavement and loss

· Emotional regulation

What support looks like:

Access to pastoral support in school, can be 1:1, group work, regular or occasional check ins.

We also offer a range of clubs and enrichment, including Calm club at lunchtime where children can take part in structured play, focused on well being.

Should you feel your child needs any additional support, please see below for more information on agencies/services:

 

Children’s Mental Health Parent/Carer Resources

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): provides mental health assessments, therapy and interventions for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. Also provides support to their families or identified carers when children and young people experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties.

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (rdash.nhs.uk)

With Me In Mind-

With Me in Mind is an education-based service focusing on early intervention and prevention for children aged 4-19. The service is built upon the green paper, ‘Transforming Mental Health for Children and Young People’ and is underpinned by three core functions:

  1. To provide evidence-based interventions for children with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
  2. To work in partnership with the schools identified mental health lead and develop the whole school approach to mental health. This may include group sessions, workshops, assemblies, staff training, parent workshops, personal, health and social education (PHSE) support and much more.
  3. To give timely advice and consultation to schools and colleges including home educated students about individual children’s emotional health and from this we signpost to appropriate services to ensure that young people get the right support.

The team is made of a Clinical Lead, Team Leader, Senior Mental Health Practitioners, Whole School Approach Lead, Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Therapist and Support Workers. We are proud to be working alongside With Me in Mind at Ulceby Primary to enhance the support already in place at school.

Through consultation with the Senior Mental Health Practitioner (Abi Hernon), the service can also help children and young people with more complex and/or severe needs to access the right support and provide a link to specialist NHS services, including CAMHS.

With Me in Mind offers support around low level and emerging mental health problems. The aim is to address any problems as early as possible, working towards stopping problems becoming more serious and engrained. These include:

Low mood

  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Simple phobias
  • Sleep problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Behavioural and emotional problems

They can also help to educate students around:

  • Resilience and assertiveness
  • Managing exam stress
  • Transitions
  • Guided self-help

Helpful resources and local links for accessing more support. You can read more about the service offer by clicking on the link below.

North Lincolnshire – With Me In Mind

Young Minds- National mental health advice line and resources for parents.

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Health and Wellbeing Support

North Lincolnshire School Nursing and Health Visiting Team- The North Lincolnshire 0-19 – 25 SEND – Health and Wellbeing service offers the children, young people and families of North Lincolnshire the opportunity of accessing a seamless integrated Health Visiting and School Nursing service. The team lead the Healthy Child Programme and provide a series of public health interventions from the antenatal period to age 19 and up to the age of 25 for young people with special educational needs.

Offering advice and support on a range of health-related topics including breastfeeding, child health and development, healthy diet and nutrition, transition to school, healthy relationships, perinatal and maternal mental health and wellbeing.

North Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing (rdash.nhs.uk)

North Lincolnshire Family Support- FaSST Team can offer advice and support in the following areas:

  • supporting parents to manage their children’s behaviour positively
  • diverting young people away from anti-social/ risk facing behaviour
  • supporting family relationships
  • building and supporting effective communication in families
  • working with children and young people to develop their self esteem
  • supporting parents whose parenting is affected by substance or alcohol misuse, or mental health
  • encouraging aspirations and success for children
  • supporting parents to better understand and promote child development
  • supporting parents back into employment or education

The FaSST Service – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk)

Bereavement/Grief Support for Children

Winston’s Wish – Parent’s can refer their child to online support/resources.

Winston’s Wish – giving hope to grieving children (winstonswish.org)

CRUSE- Providing bereavement support to adults, children and young people.

Supporting children and young people – Cruse Bereavement Support

Tel: (01724) 281178

Jen’s Special Place (North Lincolnshire)- Jen’s Special Place is a child bereavement support group based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The group ultimately aims to support children in expressing their grief and exploring their feelings in a safe and emphatic environment; enabling them to grow through each other’s experiences. Parents and carers also benefit from our service; offering group adult counselling and an opportunity to speak with others in similar circumstances.

Jen’s Special Place (jensspecialplace.co.uk)

Young Carers Service

North Lincolnshire Young Carers- A young carer is a person under 18 who regularly provides emotional and/or practical support and assistance for a family member who is disabled, physically or mentally unwell or who misuses substances. The North Lincolnshire Wellbeing and Young Carer Team offer information and advice to children and families where there is an identified young carer role present.

SEND Local Offer | Wellbeing and Young Carers Team – SEND Local Offer (northlincs.gov.uk)

Directory of Services within North Lincolnshire

For a full range of local services, please take a look at the North Lincolnshire Children and Family offer, or the North Lincolnshire LiveWell website:

Live well in North Lincolnshire – LiveWell North Lincolnshire

Children and family offer – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk)

For further advice and support, including the Early Help offer, please visit the CMARS website:

CMARS | Children, young people and families (northlincscmars.co.uk)

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