Looking after a child or young person's mental health
There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy. This page will share resources with you if you need somewhere for some guidance. We are also happy to chat with you if you need further support.
Mrs Turner and Mrs Grant.
Mental Health Champions for ESJ.
Please see below for some useful contact details if you need further advice.
We also include Ely St John's Mental Health Policy below.
Happy New Year!
For some children, the New Year will bring some anxiety about school, or perhaps other aspects of their life. The toolkit below gives some suggestions on ways you can talk with your child, identify and put in coping strategies for those fears.
Children's Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week 7th-13th February 2022.
Children's Mental Health Week is run by children's mental health charity Place2Be to focus on the importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age. This year's theme is 'Growing Together.'
Human beings change and grow – we do it all the time and in many different ways. Physical growth is easy to see as we grow from babies to children, teenagers to adults. We grow intellectually as we gain new knowledge, skills, and understanding at school, and beyond. Growing Together is about growing emotionally, and finding ways to help each other grow. For Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Place2Be is encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, what they need to help them grow, and how they can help others to grow too.
Signposting for Support - SHOUT
1. Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Don’t keep it all to yourself. @Place2Be have partnered with @GiveUsAShout to provide 24/7 support. If you need to talk, text CONNECT to 85258, and someone will be there to listen. Learn more: place2be.org.uk/help #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.
2. No one should have to face mental health problems on their own. If you need to talk to someone, text CONNECT to 85258 to speak to one of @giveusashout's trained volunteers. Find out more on the @Place2Be website: place2be.org.uk/help #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek
See link below for parenting advice from Place2Be's child mental health experts.
Practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour.