Like all schools we are becoming increasingly conscious of the helpful role we can play in promoting the mental health of children, staff and families.
Parenting and, indeed teaching too, although rewarding, is not always easy and sometimes can be really challenging.
Luckily there is help out there. One resource that comes highly recommended by other schools and families is the website of the charity Young Minds who seek to promote the mental health and well-being of children and young people. They have a free helpline available for parents (0808 802 5544) which provides confidential expert advice.
Other useful resources can be found out:
In June 2017 NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, in partnership with Bristol City Council, launched the Emotional Health & Wellbeing Online Directory. The Directory has been designed with the aim of providing a single, searchable source of information of different services and resources, including NHS commissioned providers such as CAMHS, Off The Record and www.kooth.com.