Schools have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils, by developing approaches personalised to the particular needs of their pupils.
All schools are under a statutory duty to promote the welfare of their pupils, which includes: preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Full details are set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance.
As the graphic here shows, some children may need more building blocks than others. Our dedicated team of staff work hard to identify each of these building blocks for each child in our care. This could be knowing that someone is holding them in mind, showing them what success looks like or helping them manage their feelings.
At Lee Brigg Infant & Nursery School the subject of Mental Health is approached and led in the same way as any other subject in the curriculum. Staff teach about good physical and mental health, healthy relationships and how to stay safe on and offline. We add to this managing feelings, problem solving and resilience.
Help and Support – Pupils and Young People
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
Important update: Childline are working a little differently because of coronavirus. But you can still speak to a counsellor every day from 7:30am – 3:30am.
Phone: 0800 11 11
Heads Above the Waves
Online advice, support and coping strategies for young people suffering from depression and self-harm.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for 11 to 19 year olds.
offers a safe and secure forum for teenagers to discuss any issues that are affecting their lives.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 or text 07860039967 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)
Peer-to-peer communications for young people aged 14-19. A space for them to share their encouraging experiences through the use of blogs, stories, poetry and art.
Available for anyone of any age, who is a resident in the UK needing support in a crisis.
Supporting local children and young people who have been bereaved and are in need of support Phone: 01924 787384
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
If you are aged 16 years or older and are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District, you can access NICE recommended therapies at Turning Point Talking Therapies by contacting 01924 234860 or email: Wakefield.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has been affected by a crime Phone: 0300 303 1971.
WF I Can
An Online resource for children and young people in Wakefield.
Giving hope to grieving children and supporting families. Winston’s Wish support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling
Phone: 08088 020021.
Resources for children and young people, parents and professionals about looking mental health and wellbeing