Wellbeing

Mental Health and Well-being

Everyone has ‘mental health’ and this can be thought of in terms of:

  • How we feel about ourselves and the people around us;
  • Our ability to make and keep friends and relationships;
  • Our ability to learn from others and to develop psychologically and emotionally.

Being mentally healthy is also about having the strength to overcome the difficulties and challenges we can all face at times in our lives – having the confidence and self-esteem to be able to take decisions and to believe in ourselves.

At Grange, we believe it is important to raise the profile of how to look after our mental health and wellbeing.  We are happy to talk to you about any concerns to do with your child’s mental health or well being.

The following leaflets from the NHS also provide some signposted help:

Don’t keep things bottled up

What’s going on in your world?

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has created an excellent tool to support parents in talking about mental health. In the below leaflet, they demonstrate how we can help children express their feelings, respond appropriately, and prevent small problems from snowballing into bigger ones.

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What is the Mental Health Support Team?

In Rushmoor we are supported by the Mental Health Support Team who work alongside schools and the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services to support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing.

What they can help with:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Panic
  • Low Mood
  • OCD
  • Single Event Trauma

Parents Support for Children with Mental Health Difficulties

Currently, there are significant concerns around the increase of children with mental health difficulties.  If you have any concerns, you may find the attached links useful.  You can also, of course, arrange a meeting with the school to share any concerns.

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

 

www.minded.org.uk

 

 

The Anxious Child

 

 

https://hampshireyouthaccess.org.uk/

Parent and Carers mental health help

Non-Screen Time
It is important for children to have time away from the screen. Why not attempt one of the 25 activities attached below
Non-screen activities – from Pobble

 

NHS Signs of Sepsis

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