Special Needs, Mental Health and Well Being
At Belgrave Primary School, we approach the welfare of our pupils in a positive way; all our staff reinforce the values and ethos of the school. We want our children to stay happy, feel secure and enjoy being in school in whatever activity they are taking part.
We aim to:
- To respect each child as an individual and to give each child the confidence and self esteem to develop his or her talents to the full.
- To develop the whole child intellectually, morally, socially, spiritually and physically.
- To develop an effective three-way partnership between children, parents and school.
- To promote our children's positive self esteem we will enocourage our childre to think positively about themselves and to accept their own uniqueness.
- To provide opportunities for the children to feel valued and important by creating an awareness of the positive contribution they can make towards school and community.
All our children should feel able to talk freely and openly to any member of staff if thay have any worries or problems of any kind on a work or personal level. Staff always responds to children in an appropriate manner, offering advice, support, guidance and reassurance in conjunction with our other policies, including our Safeguarding Policy.
Click here to read the current documentation from the Department of Education on physical and mental wellbeing guidance.
Our SENDCo is Lynne Taylor. Please click on the documents below to view our SEND Policy and Information Report.
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Further Mental Health Support for Children and Young People
Every Mind Matters
Public Health England's Every Mind Matters website provides support, including tips on how to improve your mental wellbeing.
YoungMinds has a wealth of resources on their website, as well as providing dedicated crisis services.
The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger provides free crisis support every day of the week, at any time day or night. You just need to text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) provides advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential. You can:
Samaritans are an organisation you can ring at any time of the day or night. They'll help you and listen to how you’re feeling. You can:
SHOUT provides free, confidential, 24/7 text message support in the UK for anyone who is struggling to cope and anyone in crisis. You can:
This service is free on all major mobile networks.
ChildLine provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. You can:
The Mix provides a free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem. You can:
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The charity Beat provide information to help young people who may be struggling with an eating problem, including an eating disorder.
They also provide advice, links to local support and one-to-one webchats.
You can call their dedicated helplines:
You can also email them at:
Beat are open 365 days a year. You can contact them on weekdays from 9am to 8pm and weekends from 4pm to 8pm.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists also has information for young people, parents and carers about young people's mental health.