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Claverham Community College

Claverham Community College

Mental Health

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

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 made up of 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 make use of the trained members of staff and approach them if they are worried themselves or about somebody else.

At Claverham Community College, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.

OUR PARTNERS

Claverham Community College students work with a number of role models and organisations who represent wider society. We work collaboratively with a range of national and international groups – StonewallYoung Minds and Time to Change to name but a few. Students benefit enormously from the involvement of these organisations and people.

GETTING SUPPORT
 

START Back to school

 

This is the “start back to school” booklet which can be used if you are anxious about returning to school after the lockdown. It will allow you to be self reflective about your worries and anxieties. 

If the booklet is not for you, then please do not just dismiss it. Have a look and forward on to someone who may benefit from it. 

 
Children’s Mental Health Week – February 21
 
The past year has left many children feeling uncertain and worried. So this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week has adopted the theme of ‘express yourself’. It’s not necessarily about being the best – but encouraging young people to relish the joy of being ‘in the moment’ and loving what they do. So whether they’re into music, art, photography, film, drama or dance, here are our top tips for helping your child to express themselves safely online.

 

Below is a guide, you’ll find tips on a number of tips such as celebrating their identity, supporting their interests and enabling emotional expression.

Express Themselves Safely Online

Click here to watch the Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s video message to mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week.

 
 
If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by emailing mhfa@claverham.org or info@claverham.org

Covid 19 Support:

RESOURCES

  • Mind-Ed- E-learning for professionals working with children and young people

https://www.minded.org.uk/

  • Time to Change- Anti-Stigma Campaign and Resources

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople/resources-youth-professionals

  • myCAMHS choices- A website with advice for young people who have been referred to CAHMS, or are interested in finding out about it.

http://mycamhschoices.org/

  • Young Minds Website

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people

  • Right Here publications on mental health

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-guide-three/

  • Anna Freud network supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools

http://www.annafreud.org/services-schools/mental-health-in-schools/schools-in-mind/

  • iROCK recommended websites and video clips for mental health

Click Here

  • Domestic Abuse: Where to get help during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Click Here

  • Return-to-school-and-supporting-healthy-minds-toolkit

Click here

  • Useful Apps and other resources

Click Here

SUPPORT MATERIAL