Mental Health and Well-Being

 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Here at Bywell C of E Junior School we take mental health very seriously and provide a platform of support with liaising agencies to support both the children and the parents. At Bywell we have an amazing pastoral support team for further information access the tab from the safeguarding drop down.

We are also proud to state we are a school which is part of the MHST network of schools with a dedicated EMHP (Educational Mental health practitioner). What does that mean???  Using our processes within school we initially focus with short term immediate strategies working with one of our highly skilled Learning Mentors and incorporate pastoral interventions - this could take the form of small group activities or in a very small number of cases 1:1.  Following these interventions, if your child still requires further support, either at school or at home,   a referral can be made through MHST school lead Mr P Jones where a discussion meeting takes place to further gather information and the correct referral can be made. MHST deal with low level mental health concerns such as worries, Low mood, Loss and grief to name a few, any questions please contact the school.

The needs maybe more for the individual, and a Thrive referral may be necessary, where the referral goes to panel and looks at potentially CHEWS counselling service and emotional health workers, or CAHMS, Neuro-developmental pathway for ASC/ ADHD or LOCALA where again we have a dedicated Consultant worker assigned to the school.

 

                   

 

 

Please find below useful website links please click on the links provided for immediate support for issues surrounding Mental health. 

Northorpe Hall

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust is an independent  charity, working closely with NHS and Kirklees Council health and care services. Our staff and volunteers provide essential services supporting the health and wellbeing of Kirklees children, young people and families. Northorpe Hall has accessibility for support from CAHMS, CHEWS, Thrive, LOCALA, also workshops are available for Parents/ Carers and young people.

https://www.northorpehall.co.uk/

Our workshops are provided both in person and online. It will be stated on the booking form which workshop will be in person and which you can access online. The sessions are interactive, giving you an opportunity to share and engage in activities. Please don't be shy, we're all in the same boat!

We'll require an email address as part of booking a place. If you're accessing our workshops online, you'll need a computer/laptop and a quiet space for 90 minutes for each session.

 

https://www.northorpehall.co.uk/parents-workshops-learn-about-mental-health

 

Do you need support with the health and wellbeing, physical or emotional health, of a child or young person aged 0-19 (25 for those with additional needs) residing within Kirklees?

The form below is for young people, parents/carers and professionals to access Thriving Kirklees services. That includes:

  • 0-19 Team (Health Visitors and School Nurses)
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Support for children and young people’s emotional and mental health (CHEWS and CAMHS)
  • Neuro development assessment (Autistic Spectrum Conditions, ADHD)
  • Healthy Start Vitamins
  • Safety in the Home
  • Safety Rangers

https://www.thrivingkirklees.org.uk/referral-form/

LOCALA is a not for profit organisation which is proud to provide a variety of NHS community healthcare services to people in Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford. Numerous service are available for both Adults and children, from a Mental Health prospective 0-19 Practitioners offer a number of interventions to support being part of Thrive. Click the link below to see the list of available services.

https://www.locala.org.uk/services

ESCAYP is available for children and young people offering a supportive empathic environment in which they feel secure and safe, therefore enabling them to explore their issues. We work alongside existing agencies where appropriate and with consent.

It is our intention to enable children and young people to explore their issues ‘off the record’ (with the exception of Safeguarding issues) We are completely independent and work closely with Children’s Centres, schools and other accessible venues to enable the best possible access to our service.

 

https://www.escayp.org.uk/

ADULT SUPPORT

Single Point of Access (Crisis Team)

The Calderdale and Kirklees Single Point of Access team (SPA) ensures that all urgent and routine referrals for Trust mental health services from GPs, and other statutory and third sector referrals are processed and responded to in a timely way, following a triage process.

https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/services/single-point-of-access-2/

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

https://www.iaptportal.co.uk/ServiceUser/SelfReferralForm.aspx?sd=2bc65550-7a45-4b2f-a358-bb435301a45f

Other Useful Websites and Resources

Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.

https://www.minded.org.uk/

AUTISM

We are the UKs leading charity for autistic people and their families. Since 1962, we have been providing support, guidance and advice

https://www.autism.org.uk/

ADHD

The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan – strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

https://adhdfoundation.org.uk/

EATING DISORDERS

We are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

BEREAVEMENT

our mission is to give every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close.

https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/

SELF HARM

Provides information and support to parents, carers, professionals and young people who are struggling with self-harm or wanting some more information about self harm.

https://nshn.co.uk/

SUICIDE

A society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts.

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

SLEEP

Sleep Scotland provides support to families of children and young people with or without additional needs.

https://www.sleepscotland.org/

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE

A website containing resources and links to support young people and families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

 

Useful Apps Available

 

Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.

 

https://www.kooth.com/

 

 

 

Calm is the #1 app for sleep and meditation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety

 

https://www.calm.com/

 

 

 

FearTools is an evidence-based app designed to help you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery

 

https://www.feartools.com/