Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, we believe that supporting
wellbeing is paramount to help children thrive at school, not only academically but also socially.
Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year. This is true for adults and children alike.
If children have good mental wellbeing, they are able to:
Children are all different and what affects one child’s wellbeing may not affect another. Every child deserves to feel good and there are steps that can be taken to maintain positive wellbeing – physically and mentally.
At BWJS, we recognise the importance of working together to help support your child’s wellbeing and mental health. As a tool for parents, we have put together a list of useful websites which you may like to use to help gain a better understanding of what wellbeing is and how to help support your child’s wellbeing and mental health throughout different stages of their lives:
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
With over 60 years’ experience in mental health care, this website provides information and support for parents who have children experiencing depression, have been affected by a traumatic event and children struggling with separation or divorce
This website provides workshops at various times throughout the year for parents to help support their child’s wellbeing and mental health
Provides a wealth of information about young people’s mental health, including practical tips to help support young people’s wellbeing
Free parents’ helpline for any aspect of children’s mental health: 0808 802 5544
Provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. There is a good section which provides advice for parents experiencing mental health problems and how they can support their children throughout this time
A variety of apps which can be downloaded onto your phone to support with a variety of wellbeing and mental health needs for children
Although predominantly for children to use, there is some excellent advice for parents about a variety of wellbeing and mental health needs
Information about the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children and how parents can help to support their child if they are experiencing anxiety
Information about the signs and symptoms of depression in children and how parents can help to support their child if they are experiencing symptoms of depression
Support for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer
We Hear You (WHY) provides a free professional counselling service for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening condition
Advice for families on how to cope with bullying, including cyber bullying
This is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place for young people to learn from each other about how to cope with grief and feel less alone
Information to support parents and children through separation and divorce
Information and support for young carers about looking after their mental health and wellbeing
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me using the following email address: email@example.com