Mental Health and Well-being
We are fully supportive of developing children's mental health and well-being through our curriculum. We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work for Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and class teachers are always doing additional sessions focusing on issues as they arise.
We also value the mental health and well-being of our community. If you have any concerns yourself or about someone you know, please know that there is always someone in the school you can talk to.
In July 2019 Fonthill was thrilled to be awarded the Bristol Healthy Schools award for Mental Health and Well-being, in recognition of the work done in this area.
Below is a list of websites and resources which might also support you as a family in dealing with mental health and safeguarding issues:
The NSPCC has created a series of guides for parents and carers covering a range of issues, including leaving children home alone, holding babies safely and spotting signs of abuse and neglect. They are downloadable free of charge from nspcc.org.uk/leaflets.
E-safety and support with social media
- NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 nspcc.org.uk/helpline is available to everyone, is free, open 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously.
- Sign up for an online safety newsletter to help you stay up to date with the latest trends, new sites, and to receive safety advice. You can also download the free Net Aware app. net-aware.org.uk
- The NSPCC Share Aware campaign is a great resource to help you keep your children safe on social networks, apps and games. nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
- Mental Health
- Young minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. youngminds.org.uk
- The Ana Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity. Resources for parents can be found here: annafreud.org/parents/resources-for-parents-by-parents/
- Here’s a link to the mental health leaflet we gave out our during mental health day
HappyMaps: A ‘one stop shop’ for advice and support on children’s mental health
Funded by Health Education England, HappyMaps (www.happymaps.co.uk) is designed to help parents find reliable resources on behaviour and mental health for their children - from babies to young adults.
These resources include websites, videos, books, Apps and helplines. This will be helpful for parents whose children don't meet the specialist referral thresholds or are on the CAMHS waiting list. There is good general information (national), as well as local information on counselling, charities, local CAMHS and parenting groups for the South-West and a section for professionals. You may find visiting www.happymaps.co.uk useful for advice and support.