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Mental Health & Well Being

Mental Health and Well Being at Lee Brigg


Mental Health Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes 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

(Source: World Health Organization http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/mental_health/en/)


Good mental health is related to mental and psychological well-being. Mental wellbeing is how we respond to life’s ups and downs. In this simple mental wellbeing definition lies deeper meaning and implication for our lives. It includes how a person thinks, handles emotion (emotional wellness), and acts


(Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/facts-in-pictures/detail/mental-health)


Well Being Policy and Strategy

We have a well being charter available on request from school


Mental Health and Well Being – Pupils
Mental Health and Well Being – Parents & Carers
Mental Health and Well Being – Staff


Updated support from the DfE for parents. pupils and school staff


Coronavirus (Covid-19)
1 Decision
RSE (Relationship and Sex Education)



Mental Health & Well-Being Newsletters

Spring / Summer 1 2022 – Lee Brigg News

Summer 2021 – Lee Brigg News

Spring 2021 – Lee Brigg News

Autumn 2020 – Lee Brigg News


Issue and group specific children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing support:

Source: Mental Health Resources for Children, Parents, Carers and School Staff


Sometimes, children need specific and targeted resources to help with problems they are facing. Below we have outlined some support available for particular issues, including loneliness, suicide prevention, eating disorders and domestic abuse.


Bereavement support
Childhood Bereavement Network has a range of resources to help schools to respond to a bereavement and to provide support to bereaved pupils and their families. It also includes signposting to local bereavement services.


Bullying, harassment, and abuse
The government tool Respectful school communities: a tool to support school staff to combat bullying, harassment and abuse of any kind.


Care leavers
DfE have published factsheets for care leavers, setting out the support they can access during Covid-19, including one on their wellbeing and where to access support for their mental health.


Eating disorders
BEAT advice and support on eating problems and disorders:
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Studentline: 0808 801 0811


The Sanctuary chat room for people with an eating disorder, created specifically in response to coronavirus.


Food Bank

Normanton Food Bank

Based within Well Project

01924 895634



Resources from University of Bath and the Tell Me about Loneliness project provide advice and tips about how to tackle loneliness and are thoroughly rooted in evidence of young people’s experiences during loneliness.


The Let’s Talk Loneliness campaign website provides a whole host of resources and information for those feeling lonely, including blogs and podcasts from those who have experienced loneliness.


University of Oxford guide for parents and carers on supporting their child or young person in dealing with self-harm.


The SEND Gateway is a good source of information for professionals, containing resources on responding appropriately to children and young people with SEND with emotional wellbeing needs.


Suicide prevention
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) provides confidential advice and support for young people who feel suicidal:
HOPEline UK: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209 697


Samaritans is a national organisation for anyone in distress and in need of immediate support:
Tel: 0116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org


UK Trauma Council resources on coronavirus and trauma


Children and young people can access free confidential support anytime from Government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:
texting SHOUT to 85258
calling Childline on 0800 1111
calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994


Help and Support – Links to further help and support available can be found here


24 Hour Mental Health Help Line 0800 183 0558
A confidential helpline for anyone with mental health needs and their carers.

Anxiety UK
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Bereavement-Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
Phone: 01924 304 172 (Single point of access for advice and support)

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

Domestic Abuse
If you’re in immediate danger call 999, or call 101 if you’d like to make a report.
For advice, help and support WDDAS are here to help. Please call 0800 915 1561
Please note this line is open 8:30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 8:30am – 4:30pm Friday.

Directory of Domestic Abuse Support April 2023

Help at the Hub
A new Wakefield based service to help everyone deal with the impacts of the Covid crisis on jobs, finances and much more*

Mentally Healthy Schools – Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing

NHS: Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

NHS: Mood assessment and Mental Health Wellbeing Audio Guides
If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, the NHS are there to help.

Nip in the Bud

Nip in the Bud® has been set up to encourage awareness about mental health disorders in young children.  There are films accompanied by downloadable fact sheets explaining symptoms to look out for, to spot early signs of distress which may require further monitoring.

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe – Support for Parents
Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health problems in everyday life and during the coronavirus pandemic.

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)

Place 2 Be
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

Advice and tips for helping your relationship stay healthy. Relate has increased the availability of our highly trained counsellors to support everyone’s relationships.

Free, anytime support, providing a listening ear and emotional support Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but to take action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others and encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) – Survivors Trust
Are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic Phone: 0330 223 0099.
SARCs (sexual assault referral centres) are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They are designed to be comfortable and multi-functional, providing private space for interviews and forensic examinations, and some may also offer sexual health and counselling services. Their services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.

Talking Therapies
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.talking@turning-point.co.uk.

Victim Support
Emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has been affected by a crime Phone: 0300 303 1971.

Wakefield Safe Space
Our referral lines are open from 6pm until Midnight.
Please get in touch

WF I Can
An Online resource for children and young people in Wakefield.

Winstons Wish
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.

Young Minds
Resources for children and young people, parents and professionals about looking mental health and wellbeing


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