Mental Health for Schools
‘Mental Health 4 Schools’ comes to Claverham Community College
Claverham Community College is delighted to be part of an exciting new Mental Health First Aid teacher training and pupil “Mind Fitness” programme.
Staff at Claverham Community College have been trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid and all students will begin the process of a “Mind Fitness” workshops in PSHE and Tutor lessons. The College is establishing a Mental Health Committee comprising teaching and support staff as well as students. It is envisaged that this Committee will implement initiatives that encourage openness about mental health and mental health problems and that students will make use of the trained members of staff, approaching them if they are worried about themselves or somebody else.
A culture of embracing the topic of mental health and working together to establish ongoing support networks for all students is the aim. Evidence suggests that incidents of mental health problems are increasing amongst school age children, with 1 in 10 likely to experience a problem at some time during their school life. Claverham Community College is passionate about this programme and extremely proud to be involved.
During the “Mind Fitness” workshop, students will be introduced to the 6 ways to well-being. Further information on these can be found at: http://www.liveitwell.org.uk/ways-to-wellbeing/six-ways-to-wellbeing/
The new online counselling service, East Sussex’s E-Motion online counselling portal, can be accessed at at www.e-motion.org.uk and it’s available for all young people across East Sussex aged 12-18.
East Sussex’s E-Motion allows contact with an on-line counsellor, who will provide support by exchanging emails every week. Email at a time that is convenient and know that there will be a response at a set time.
Get in touch! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for counselling, or for general information either check the website or email email@example.com
Click here to view the E-Motion F.A.Q.
Download the MH4Schools – Young People Resources Sheet
Below are some additional helpful resources for those requiring further advice or support:
i-Rock is a Hastings & Rother based service for 14-25 year olds. Open 3 days a week as a drop-in centre.
West Kent Mind is a mental health charity working in the West Kent area supporting people with mental health problems.
Mental Health Matters 24 hour hotline – 0191 516 3500
Website of the Mental Health Foundation: information, research, resources and an invaluable A-Z of mental health terms.
This site provides information on a wide range of health topics including an extensive section on mental health issues.
A broad range of links to mental health resources on the internet.
Broad range of links to mental health resources on the internet. Includes parent specific helpline.