Mental Health & Wellbeing
Our Vision for Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Crofton Junior School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and parents. We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued. At our school, we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and, at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
Mental Health & Wellbeing of Our Pupils/Children
Schools have a critical role to play in the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils. At Crofton Junior School, the skills, knowledge and understanding needed by our students to keep themselves mentally healthy and safe are included as part of our developmental PSHE curriculum, which is taught using the Jigsaw scheme of work. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A specific unit (Healthy Me) is also focussed on the emotional and mental health of our students.
We also focus heavily on problem solving and resilience within lessons and as part of the whole school culture. Staff have been trained to recognise children who may need additional support with their mental health and our Mental Health School Procedure allows us to act quickly and effectively.
Mental Health & Wellbeing of Parents/Carers
Being a parent/carer can be challenging and we all need to reach out for support at times. We are here to provide advice and direct you to organisations that can offer you with additional support when you require it.
Anna Freud (National Centre for Children and Families) are a helpful resource for parents and carers. Please click on the link below to view advice on self-care.
Mental Health & Wellbeing of Staff
Our staff's mental health & wellbeing is a big priority at Crofton Junior School and we do all that we can to ensure staff are and feel effectively supported.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Services
24 Hour Mental Health Help Line 0800 183 0558
A confidential helpline for anyone with mental health needs and their carers.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
Phone: 01924 304 172 (Single point of access for advice and support)
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
Important update: Childline are working a little differently because of coronavirus. But you can still speak to a counsellor every day from 7:30am – 3:30am.
Phone: 0800 11 11
Wakefield Family Hubs
A Normanton based service to provide support and to help you to find the support that you need. Our local Hub is Butterflies Family Hub in Normanton.
Mentally Healthy Schools – Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing
NHS: Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe – Support for Parents
Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health problems in everyday life and during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wakefield Safe Space
WAKEFIELD SAFE SPACE IS NOW OPEN
Our referral lines are open from 6pm until Midnight.
Please get in touch