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The government is increasingly recognising that positive mental well-being is an important factor in enabling children to succeed.

To help support the positive development of this, every school has been asked to identify a Mental Health Champion.

 

For the Westcliffe and Priory Lane Federation, we have two Mental Health Champions. At Westcliffe, this person is Mrs Crabb and at Priory Lane, this person is Mr Keighley.

 

If you have any concerns about the mental well-being of your child, please contact the relevant Mental Health Champion for your child’s school.

 

The following agencies are also available:

 

Young Minds 0808 802 5544 www.youngminds.org.uk (alternatively search Young Minds on Facebook)

Child Line 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Anxiety UK 08444 775774 www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Beat (Beating Eating Disorders) 0845 6341414 www.b-eat.co.uk

Sane 0845 7678000 www.sane.org.uk

 

Chill Panda www.chillpanda.co.uk  This is a free app to  help to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.

 

More Useful Links

Coping with stress - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-DG2ZYEflA 

Advice vault - https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault?mc_cid=766a3c4451&mc_eid=705b48adec

BBC mental health films - https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault?mc_cid=766a3c4451&mc_eid=705b48adec

 

 

First published Nov 2017

Updated June 2018

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