Mental Health Support
‘It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently’.
At Alvaston Junior Academy, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community: children, staff and families. We want to support you, our parents and carers, as the most important influence on our children at school. Help us, help you, help us! Working as a team with you is the best way we can support our children socially, emotionally as well as academically.
Our staff are here to support:
Mrs Patmore (Deputy Principal and Mental Health and Wellbeing lead)
Mrs Dixon (Pupil and Family Worker)
are here to help if you need to chat or want some advice.
We have provided parents and visitors to our website with a range of resources and information to support healthy wellbeing. Please take time to look at these as there are lots of helplines and a great deal of advice to support families.
Anna Freud: National Centre for Children
This leaflet which was created alongside the Talking Mental Health Animation & Toolkit features an introduction from our Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge who supported the You're never too young to talk mental health campaign stating the campaign's resources "demonstrate how we can help children express their feelings, respond appropriately, and prevent small problems from snowballing into bigger ones.
Adult wellbeing ideas pdf
Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/
Every Mind Matters https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Public Health England https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/mental-wellbeing/overview
NHS England https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/
We All Have Mental Health
Samaritans - 0330 094 5717 Derby
If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.
Childline - Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
NSPCC Helpline - Call 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Winston's Wish - Call 08088 020021
Supports bereaved children, young people and their families