What do Stoke Park do to support pupil mental health and well-being?

It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and well-being influences their cognitive development and learning as well as their physical and social health and their mental well-being in adulthood. At Stoke Park we are committed to promoting and supporting every child’s mental health and well-being. Preventative measures are in place to support emotional well-being and good mental health such as:

  • Offering a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes resilience and supports social and emotional well being
  • Nurturing pupils talents through a broad range of enrichment activities which enables them to grow in confidence and develop a passion
  • Enabling students to have a voice in what happens so they can influence decision making at the school and feel empowered
  • Providing an ethos and environment that promotes respect and values diversity
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles

We are also aware that some children will be more vulnerable to mental health issues due to certain vulnerability factors. We identify these children and monitor the support we provide to both them and their families.

What can you do to support your child’s mental health and well-being? 

  • Talk to your child about any worries or concerns they may have
  • Listen and try to understand their views
  • Encourage communication and do activities together
  • Support your child’s learning
  • Encourage your child to eat healthily and be physically active
  • Ensure your child is getting enough sleep
  • Seek help from the school or other professionals if you are concerned

If you have concerns about a child’s emotional health or wellbeing then please speak to our wellbeing leader, Mrs Higgitt.

Further information and support for children and parents:

 Childline School Service is a service that uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse. The aim is to give them the skills to protect themselves and know where to go for help. There is also a free helpline for children and young people. The helpline number is 0800 1111

www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/our-services/services-for-children-and-families/childline-school-service/

Get connected is a free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25, who need help, but don’t know where to turn. The helpline number is 0808 808 4994

www.getconnected.org.uk/

Papyrus is a charity that aims to prevent young suicides. It has a helpline for young people at risk of suicide or for people worried about a young person at risk of suicide called HOPELineUK. The helpline number is 0800 068 41 41

www.papyrus-uk.org/ Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing

Relate provides local counselling services for all ages including young people. It also has an online emotional support and advice resource called IRelate which provides information and access to an online counsellor

www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-children-and-young-people/children-and-young-peoples-counselling

www.irelate.org.uk/

YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline is a free, confidential helpline for any adult who is concerned about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. The helpline number is 0808 802 5544

www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline

Youth Access offers a directory of local youth information, advice and counselling services for young people aged 14-25

youthaccess.org.uk/find-your-local-service/

Youth Health Talk provides advice and support on mental health issues from young people for young people

healthtalkonline.org/young-peoples-experiences

Relate provides local counselling services for all ages including young people. It also has an online emotional support and advice resource called IRelate which provides information and access to an online counsellor

www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-children-and-young-people/children-and-young-peoples-counselling

www.irelate.org.uk/

YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline is a free, confidential helpline for any adult who is concerned about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. The helpline number is 0808 802 5544

www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline

Youth Access offers a directory of local youth information, advice and counselling services for young people aged 14-25

youthaccess.org.uk/find-your-local-service/

Youth Health Talk provides advice and support on mental health issues from young people for young people

healthtalkonline.org/young-peoples-experiences