At Denver Primary School, we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff and pupils.
We believe that a strong emphasis on pastoral care is key to supporting the mental health needs of pupils and have sought to develop a caring ethos based on the values of kindness and respect. We value the contribution to school life of each pupil and staff member. We understand that creating an environment in which pupils and staff feel safe is central to the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.
We understand that at times, the challenges of everyday life can mean anyone can experience feelings of anxiety, stress and vulnerability and that they may need help and support to overcome such feelings. We take the view that mental health and wellbeing is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play in ensuring pupils and staff are able to meet the emotional and mental health needs of pupils and staff.
Mr Sexton is our Mental Health Champion
Mrs L Jones is our SLT Mental Health Champion
Our Wellbeing Ambassadors on our School Council are Kayla and Darcy.
Just One Norfolk is the central resource for physical and mental health information and services in Norfolk. The website has a wealth of information for children, young people, families and professionals. To access Just One Norfolk, please visit https://www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/
Childline offer online support, telephone support and information about wellbeing for children and young people. They also have a toolbox section with resources and games to support wellbeing.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust offer a variety of resources for children, young people, families and professionals around mental health. Please visit: https://charliewaller.org
Young Minds provides information on different mental health concerns, as well as resources for young people, their caregivers and the professionals working with them. They also have a crisis text messenger service and a parent helpline. Please visit: https://youngminds.org.uk
The Anna Freud Centre provides a wealth of information, resources and toolkits for professionals, young people and families. Please visit: https://www.annafreud.org
This is a good website offering support, information, resources and links for adults suffering from anxiety disorders. http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
The Mental Health Foundation is a well-established charity offering support and information about mental health conditions and tips on how to look after your mental health. http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
The NSPCC offers a range of information about mental health and well being among children and young people, along with resources and other links. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/
With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing and uncertain, Barnardo's have created a support hub which is updated regularly. The hub includes information for both professionals and families. It includes topics such as how to talk to your children, tips on returning to school and tools for anxiety. For more information, please go to: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/barnardos-covid-19-support-hub