Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

At Senacre Wood Primary School, we understand that if children are struggling with their emotional wellbeing, it can be hard for them to focus on their learning.

That is why we ensure that all of our students are able to access extra support should they need it; whether that be with staff in school, or by signposting families to other agencies. We also encourage our whole school community to talk about mental health, what positive mental health looks like, and how and where to access relevant help. 

Below are some really useful links and information about different websites and agencies that are available for parents/carers and children and young people. 

If you have any questions or need some advice on mental health in children please contact our Family Liaison Officer Clare Palmer on 03000 658430/07443 492663 

 

Have a look at our new Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health project page; we will be updating this regularaly on some exciting new initiatives across the school. 

 

Parent page - Kent Resilience Hub 

Headstart Kent is an online service that has created lots of free resources that help young people, parents and carers and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience. 

"Sometimes it can be hard to know how best to support a child or young person in difficult times. We have tried to help by finding the best and most reliable information, tools, resources, support and services relating to resilience and emotional wellbeing" 

Front Page - Moodspark

Moodspark is a webpage designed for children from 10 to 16; they can learn about their own emotional wellbeing and mental health and find their own way to bounce back when life gets tough. 

 

 

 

 

Primary school (aged four to 11) | Kent Community Health NHS Trust (kentcht.nhs.uk) 

"Our team works with schools, parents and carers as well as other professionals like health visitors or community paediatricians to prevent ill health in children, families and the wider community, support safeguarding of children and young people and address any health needs to make sure every child reaches their potential."

 

Good Mental Health Matters |

Good Mental Health Matters is a free, NHS initiated resource that empowers young people by encouraging them to take personal responsibility for their own wellbeing. It offers simple, positive strategies and advice that can be accessed by teachers and professionals, parents and young people through their schools to promote good mental health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Public Health Service are a team of health professionals who can support families and children with physical and mental health difficulties;  

  • daytime and night time wetting and soiling 
  • sleep
  • behaviour issues
  • healthy eating and lifestyle
  • emotional health and wellbeing 
  • puberty and growing up
  • other complex health needs.

 

 

 

Welcome | Live Well Kent

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We can help you improve your lifestyle by:

  • Giving you basic advice on healthy living and helping you set some goals to make positive lifestyle changes
  • Supporting you to access a range of free resources including apps and things that are happening in your local community.
  • Putting you in touch with support to help you in many ways, including health issues 

 

 

 

Home | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust 

If you are really concerned about the mental health of a child or young person NEFLT NHS CYPMHS website can offer lots of advice. There are referral forms for parents/carers and professionals if additional support for mental health is required. 

 

 

Welcoming our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners 

 

What do Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners do?  

 

Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners (EWPs) aim to improve access to mental health support for children, young people and their families.  Using evidence-based principles, we provide low intensity interventions for young people experiencing common emotional wellbeing difficulties such as, low mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.  EWPs also provide one-to-one support, run groups and workshops in educational settings for children and young people as well as parents and school staff. Most importantly, we will work together with Senacre Wood Primary School to support children, young people and their families. We also work with school staff to help improve wellbeing across the school as a whole.  

Who is the EWP in Senacre Wood Primary School?  

 Hi, my name is Karen. I have worked with children and young people in both secondary and primary schools for over 14 years. I particularly enjoyed teaching PSHE, RE and Citizenship. While working, I completed a degree in Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christchurch University.  

My hobbies are Musical Theatre and dance. I became an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner because I believe that looking after our emotional and mental health it is equally as important as looking after our physical health. I look forward to working with the staff, parents and children of Senacre Wood Primary School. 




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