You are more precious than jewels. – Proverbs 31:10
At The Queen’s CE Primary School, we are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to all students, their families and members of staff and governors. Our open culture allows students’ voices to be heard, and through the use of effective policies and procedures we ensure a safe and supportive environment for all affected - both directly and indirectly - by mental health issues.
Click to read our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Policy - Children.
School based support is provided by class teachers, Mental Health First Aiders with possible ELSA referral (in school sessions). To further develop our wellbeing in school, we are participating in the Trailblazer Project with the NHS. This provides additional resources for schools, such an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner who can support families and pupils.
If you feel you need some help or ideas around Mental Health and Wellbeing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header 'Wellbeing support' to begin the conversation.
In Richmond, there are a range of organisations and groups offering support, including the CAMHS and the Primary Mental Health Team, a group of providers specialising in children and young people’s mental health wellbeing. These partners deliver accessible support to children, young people and their families, whilst working with professionals to reduce the range of mental health issues through prevention, intervention, training and participation.
Referrals to CAMHS services can be made by the school or GP service.
Additionally, there are resources here to offer support. You will find helpful links to parenting articles, timetables and healthy living.
For your quick reference, please see the links below:
AfC Emotional Health Service Information (leaflets on different topics)
AfC Emotional Health Service Resource Hub
KOOTH is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people https://www.kooth.com/
Newsround has general advice for children
Childline Calm Zone. A great collection of activities and tools to use with children to develop a culture of calm.
Coping skills. This site has some useful tips, in particular the 5,4,3,2,1 grounding technique which is an effective tool for managing anxiety for any age. https://copingskillsforkids.com/blog/2016/4/27/coping-skill-spotlight-5-4-3-2-1-grounding-technique
The Church of England Supporting Good Mental Health. A series of 13 reflections taking a topic a day, including scripture and a “Have a Go” habit or challenge
We recognise that many victims of Domestic Abuse face challenges and barriers to accessing support. Through these current difficult times it is recognised that controlling behaviour and/or tensions may rise, escalating the risk of abuse and violence. Please access the following resources for help:
Richmond borough - Refuge Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and Outreach Service
020 8943 8188 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
NHS information on domestic violence, has links for men and women to access:
If you are looking for information on our PSHE programme 'Jigsaw', that we use in school, please click here.
Additionally, in the sections to the right, you will find links to resources to support in times of loss.