Wellbeing' refers to a state of positive mental health and wellness..
It involves a sense of optimism, confidence, happiness, clarity, vitality, self-worth, achievement, having a meaning and purpose, engagement, having supportive and satisfying relationships with others and understanding oneself, and responding effectively to one’s own emotions.
At the Village School, early intervention and a whole school approach can be highly effective in improving wellbeing and reducing the impact of mental health problems. This whole school and community approach involves parents as well.
Subsequently, we have appointed a Mental Health and Wellbeing lead for the school. Their contact details are as follows:
- Name: Sabrina Saler
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some useful links for parents
The toolkit provide an overview of the key topics dealing with mental health, signposts you to further information from trusted sources, and shares insights from parents and young people who have been through it. This toolkit will help you to:
- understand good mental health and mental health difficulties in children and young people
- be aware of why and when difficulties can arise and what to look out for
- know how to help your child if they are struggling
- know when and how to get professional help
- understand that you need to look after yourself, too.
Mental Health Awareness Week The Mental Health Foundation gives practical steps to help you address the issues regarding mental health and well being, focusing on loneliness
Well Being and Cost of Living Assistance With the cost of living increasing and winter almost upon us, things might feel a bit uncertain and worrying. Above is a link that has some helpful resources, particularly during this time, from financial support to looking after your mental health. We hope you find this useful.
Young Minds is a UK charity for children and young people's mental health.
Place2Be is a UK children's mental health charity.
Mind is the UK’s leading mental health charity, offering a great deal of useful information on children’s mental health.
Children's Mental Health Week is an annual opportunity to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness.
Children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS; sometimes also known by its older name Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)) are funded by the NHS to provide support to children and young people with a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues.
NHS children's mental health provides ways to support young people with mental health problems.
The Children’s Commissioner provides advice and government reports on mental health and wellbeing.