In this section we have collated a list of organisations that can provide advice and support to help staff, parents or children alike with their mental health and emotional well-being whatever the circumstances:
Anna Freud is a world-leading mental health charity for children and families. They work in collaboration with children and young people, their families and communities and mental health professionals to transform children and families’ mental health.
The death of someone important to us can cause great distress and confusion at any time of our lives. A bereavement during childhood can feel overwhelming for children and difficult to manage, especially if it was a parent or sibling. Please see our letter providing some ideas to aid conversations about death as well as some children’s books to help children comprehend the notion of death.
Education Support Partnership
Dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of education staff you can access their support services either online or by phone for which the details are given below:
- 24/7 helpline with trained counsellors on 08000 562 561
Every Mind Matters
There are little things we can all do to lift our mood or ease our anxiety and this NHS website, Every Mind Matters, provides advice and tips on how to look after our mental wellbeing.
Just Talk Herts
Every year in November, Just Talk set out on a week-long campaign trail around Hertfordshire’s schools to spread messages about the importance of talking about how we feel. This year the theme is ‘Back to Basics’, which focuses on providing clear information about Just Talk and its benefits to children and young people, parents/carers, schools and professionals throughout Hertfordshire.
Click on the link below you will find ideas from Just Talk Herts, which you can do in and around your home to help your well-being and improve your mood.
Mind work across England and Wales to change minds by making mental health an everyday priority. If you visit their website you find supportive information and help, which includes information mental health law.
- or call 0300 123 3393
The Samaritans are available, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen with judgement. They provide listening and support to people and communities in need.
- or call 116 123
The vision of Young Minds is to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health. To achieve this they have adopted a three programme strategy to focus their work to have as great an impact as they possibly can for the young people who need it. For more information click on the link below.
Zones of Regulation
At Merry Hill School we have implemented Zones of Regulation in every area of the school to support our children’s mental health and well-being. This whole school approach ensures our children learn about emotions and discover the tools and strategies needed to self regulate successfully. Click on the link below to find out how Zones of Regulation is used to support the children at our school.