Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

(World Health Organization)

 

At St Mary’s, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body.  We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches to support our young people. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health.  In an average classroom, three children will be suffering from a diagnosable mental health issue. St Mary’s has the established Wellbeing Team in-house to address the needs of our most vulnerable students and families, in conjunction with the existing pastoral support structure. The Wellbeing Team is comprised of a School Counsellor, Vulnerable and Emotional Needs Coordinator, Family Resource Worker, Careers Adviser and School Nurse.  The Wellbeing Team does not replace Social Care or clinical mental health support.

There is more awareness than ever about mental health and the importance of emotional wellbeing throughout our society. There are many agencies and organisations we can turn to for help when we feel unable to cope, however, we can also look after ourselves more effectively to protect our emotional health. We are keen to instil resilience and independence in all of our students, and self-care plays a significant part in this. How much we sleep, what we eat and drink, how much we exercise all affect how we feel physically and emotionally. The world we live in is arguably more demanding than in the past, so the strategies we use to cope with stress are also crucial in maintaining a healthy, positive and productive lifestyle.

To encourage and support our school community in developing and maintaining positive emotional health, we have complied an A-Z directory of organisations and advice on self-care. We hope that this will help our students, parents, carers and staff in taking a proactive approach to taking good care of their wellbeing. We believe that this is essential for everyone to achieve their God given potential and lead a happy and purposeful life.

Useful resources and sign-posting for pupils, parents, carers and staff
Area of need Organisations and contact details
Adoption support AdoptionMatters.org

 

Derbyshire County Council: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/adoption-and-fostering/adoption/adoptive-parents/support-for-adoptive-families.aspx-

If you'd like to talk about anything about adoption please tel: 01629 533190. Your details will be taken and an adoption worker will call you back.

If there is a serious issue about the safety or wellbeing of your child or if you are facing an imminent family breakdown, Call Derbyshire will contact your local area children's team to try to get you the help you need as soon as possible, tel: 01629 533190.

 

Alcohol & drug abuse Derbyshire Recovery Partnership: 01246 206514/ 08453084010

www.derbyshirerecoverypartnership.co.uk

http://alcohol-advice.co.uk/

https://www.talktofrank.com/treatment-centre/derbyshire-alcohol-advice-service

https://www.talktofrank.com/treatment-centre/derbyshire-alcohol-advice-service

https://www.changegrowlive.org/young-people/derbyshire-cgl-young-peoples-service-  01773 303646 (For young people)

 

Anger management www.parentingideas.com

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/anger/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi8CkjO3G3AIVBLTtCh1e0QqAEAAYAiAAEgL-xfD_BwE

http://actagainstbullying.org/anger-management/

 

Anxiety SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000. http://www.sane.org.uk

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/#.W18JS7pFxjo

Self-help techniques https://trystressmanagement.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-4uAs-7G3AIVk53VCh2s8wX6EAAYAiAAEgL9BvD_BwE-

www.bridgesupport.org/Help/Anxiety- downloadable resources

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/Anxiety

 

Attachment difficulties https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/education/research/attachment-aware-schools/

https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/insights/attachment-informed-practice-looked-after-children-young-people

https://instituteforattachment.ong/

Chrysalis Sheffield info@chrysalisassociates.org http://www.chrysalisassociates.org/

 

ASD www.NCMH.info

Living well with Autism- 01332301350

www.autismplus.org South Yorkshire

http://www.derbyshireautismservices.org/ Derbyshire

www.autism.org.uk

Bereavement https://www.cruse.org.uk/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/death-and-loss/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8di_xfLG3AIVy7XtCh2BdAgfEAAYAiAAEgKdmfD_BwE

Child Bereavement UK- https://childbereavementuk.org/

 

Bullying https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/bullying/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_-HQ9_LG3AIVQjwbCh2WDw__EAAYAiAAEgJBFPD_BwE

https://www.bullying.co.uk/

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/if-youre-being-bullied/find-help-and-support

https://www.itv.com/thismorning/bullying-helplines

 

CAMHS

(Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Derbyshire- http://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/camhs/camhs-homepage/

Chesterfield- 01246 514412 www.chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk/camhs.

Derby City 0300 790 0264

Sheffield https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/services/camhs/

 

Cancer services Derbyshire- https://healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk/support-and-advice/cancer-services/

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising/inyourarea/england/derbyshire/derbyshire.aspx

Teens and young people- https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/audience/teens-young-adults.html

Sheffield- http://www.cancersupportcentre.co.uk/ Weston Park Hospital

https://cavcare.org.uk/ Cavendish Cancer Care

www.cruk.org

 

Citizens Advice Bureau Chesterfield- www.chesterfieldcab.co.uk/  Telephone Advice 0300 456 8437 10am–2pm

Reception number 01246 209164

Derby- https://www.citizensadvicesouthderbyshireandcity.org/ Advice Line - 0300 330 9002

Text Relay - 03444 111 445

Enquiries (we cannot provide advice on this number) - 01283 210108

Sheffield- https://citizensadvicesheffield.org.uk/  03444 113 111

 

Counselling Hallam Caring Service http://www.csan.org.uk/member/hallam-caring-services/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-counselling-services/

http://www.youthaccess.org.uk/

https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-children-and-young-people/children-and-young-peoples-counselling

16 years +Derbyshire https://www.insighthealthcare.org/our-services/talking-therapies/find-a-service/derby-and-derbyshire/ 0300 555 5582

Derwent Rural Counselling Service https://drcs.org.uk/  0800 047 6861

admin@drcs.org.uk.

 

CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) Safe and Sound https://safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/ 01332 362120 Derbyshire
Diabetes Mrs J Marsh- School Nurse

www.diabetes.org.uk

Disability services The Light House https://www.derby.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/disabilities/disabled-children-and-young-people-the-lighthouse/

https://www.fair-play.co.uk/ Fairplay offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of the families. They offer support to children and young people, aged 0-25, and to parents and siblings. 01246 203963

 

Domestic abuse http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/ 0808 2000 247

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/support-for-families/domestic-abuse/serv-helpline/domestic-abuse-services-and-helplines.aspx

https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse.aspx  08000 198 668

http://www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/ 01457 856675

https://theelmfoundation.org.uk/ Chesterfield 01246 540464

 

Eating disorders https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/online-groups Helpline

0808 801 0677 Youthline 0808 801 0711

https://www.firststepsed.co.uk/ Derbyshire 01332 367571 info@firststepsed.co.uk

http://www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/help-for-you/regional-support

http://www.freedbeeches.org.uk/

Extremism and radicalisation https://childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/

https://childlawadvice.org.uk/information-pages/radicalisation-in-schools-and-the-prevent-duty/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation/

https://www.derbyscb.org.uk/staff-and-volunteers/info-and-resources/extremism/

 

 

Food bank Chesterfield https://chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk/ 07984 589456

Derby http://www.hopecentrederby.co.uk/ 01332 341189

Sheffield http://www.sheffieldfoodbank.org.uk/ 03444 113 111.

 

Internet safety Advice for parents https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/s

https://www.internetmatters.org/

Young people http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/

 

 

LGBTQ https://www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk/

http://www.lgbtsheffield.co.uk/

 

Mental health https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/support-in-a-crisis/mental-health-support-in-a-crisis.aspx Derbyshire

Teenage mental health support https://stem4.org.uk/

www.sane.org.uk Support for anyone affected by mental illness

www.headstogether.org.uk

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support

CAMHS-see above

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/ Wide range of support.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

http://mengage.co.uk/ Male mental health

 

Self-help

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/self-help-therapies/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/self-care-for-depression/#.W18x3bpFxjo

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ Range of downloadable resources

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/

 

Positive parenting https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/start-10-tips-better-behavior

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/research-and-resources/2016/positive-parenting/

 

Parenting Teens https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-family-life-and-parenting/parenting-teenagers?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqef50pbH3AIVjbHtCh0zPg-MEAAYASAAEgIhA_D_BwE

Relationships https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-relationships/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/friends-and-family/

http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/relationships.php 01708 765200

Self-harm Girls and women https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/help-and-support-with-self-injury/cass-womens-self-injury-helpline-0808-800-8088/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/#.W18197pFxjo

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/self-harm/

http://www.harmless.org.uk/

SEND https://www.derbyshireiass.co.uk/ Derbyshire information and advice service for SEND

https://www.sense.org.uk/get-support/information-and-advice/support-for-children/send/

 

Single parents https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

https://www.familylives.org.uk/

 

Suicide Young people 8-35 years https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ Hopeline 0800 068 41 41

www.youngminds.org.uk/Suicidal

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us/ Call 116 123

Universal credit https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/adult-care-and-wellbeing/benefits-debt-and-legal-matters/welfare-benefits/universal-credit/universal-credit.aspx

 

Young Carers https://derbyshirecarers.co.uk/young-carers 01773 833833

https://www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk/ 0114 258 4595

Anger Management
Drugs & Alcohol
Eating Disorders
Exam Stress
Healthy Living
Mental Health
Relationships & Family Life
Strategies to manage stress and anxiety