While rates of mental ill health increase as children get older, it is clear that early intervention is key to giving young people the best start in life.
What is Mental Health?
We all have mental health. Your mental health affects how you feel, think and act. It refers to your emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Your mental health can change on a daily basis and over time, and it can be affected by a range of factors.
At St James Daisy Hill wellbeing is at the heart of our schools’ improvement. We have a vital role to play in supporting children’s mental health – teaching them the skills they need to recognise and deal with their emotions, and helping those with difficulties get the support they need.
Our mission is to develop a whole school approach to Mental Wellbeing. We aim to support our whole school community and teach preventative and coping strategies that we may need to thrive in the modern world.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Newsletters
Use the links below to find out more about Emotional Health & Wellbeing.
The Mental Health Foundation provides lots of information, articles and blogs about all aspects of mental health of both children and adults.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience.
Educate Against Hate gives parents practical advice on protecting children from extremism, radicalisation and hate.
Mind fights for mental health. For support, for respect, for you!
When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what we do!
Young Minds provide a wealth of information and resources for young people on issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing.
The NSPCC provides information on how to talk to your child about the risks of sending inappropriate text messages and what you can do to protect them.
Children and young people face many challenges. This website contains lots of useful information to help keep children safe.
CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
Local areas have a number of different support services available.