Our whole school approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing includes provision for the parents and carers of our students. Our positions, as supporting adults for the children and young people we care for, can bring us challenges that take a toll on our own emotional wellbeing. We want parents and carers to feel that they have support when it is needed.
We continue to strengthen our partnerships with external mental health specialists in order to build the most beneficial support and guidance for parents and carers. Our collaboration with Open Minds and Kooth is particularly important for our future whole school provision.
We would also like to direct parents and carers to the Young Minds Parent Help platform where supporting adults can access wellbeing help when times are difficult.
‘Action for Happiness’ is a growing international movement promoting the wellbeing of all community members. They have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society. Members make a simple pledge: to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world.
There are some excellent resources to read, listen to and watch that can help support our holistic outlook on life.
Support for Parents/Carers with Social Media
Online Gaming & Gambling
Social Media & Mental Health
Social Pressures linked to ‘influencers’
Social Pressures linked to ‘friends & followers’
Social Pressures linked to ‘appearance’
Smartphone Safety Tips
Apple Guided Access