Supporting positive mental health is important to us here at Crockerne. All staff have access to a number of resources to support this in their day to day teaching, and Mrs Crutchley, Mrs Freeman, and our learning mentor Mrs Slatter are also Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
There are many websites that parents and/or young people can access to learn more about ways to promote positive mental health, or to provide support if they are struggling:
Young Minds is a specific children’s and young person’s charity
Mind are a charity that support all ages, but they also have a specific section for young people aged 11 - 18
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for young people, with qualified counsellors available for support
The NHS also have a comprehensive list of charities that support people struggling with mental health issues
There are a number of ways we can support you, your child and your family. We can signpost you to other services, provide pastoral support, organise workshops and coffee mornings, provide details of holiday clubs and activities and, if necessary, make a referral to the local authority Early Help service for children, young people and families. If you would like to know more about the support they can offer, details can be found on their website: