Emotional Well-being and Mental Health

Academy Information

Time to talk

Someone to listen

At The Forest View Academy we strongly believe that children need to be happy and emotionally secure in order for them to be able to learn. We have strategies in place to ensure that children in school have someone to talk to if they are feeling anxious or worried about anything. We are also able to access external support for children who are finding things difficult.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019.  Each class has received a lovable monster with a zippy mouth and big tummy ready to gobble up any worries.  Mrs McGough is looking forward to naming our “new friends.”

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/about-the-week/

http://www.tomorrowproject.org.uk/blog/childrens-mental-health-week-%F0%9F%A7%92%F0%9F%91%A7-the-duchess-of-cambridge.html

We are a Rights Respecting School

Available support
  • In school we are able to offer one-to-one support with trained adults if a child is feeling worried and would like to talk to someone.
  • We are a Rights Respecting school – children are aware of Article 17 – The right to get information that is important to your wellbeing.
  • Small class sizes enable teachers to be nurturing and personalised in their approach.
  • Liaison with Healthy Families Team – School Drop Ins (an open forum for parents to attend and discuss any concerns).

If children are still struggling to manage their feelings and emotions despite accessing support in school, we can refer to other support agencies such as; CAMHS and the Healthy Families Team.

Assessment

Ways forward

We can assess their emotional behaviour using an assessment called The Boxall Profile.

If you have any worries about your child’s emotional well-being and mental health, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff in school

  • Parentline 07520 619919 – Healthy Family Teams confidential texting service to provide parents and carers advice around feeding, child development, parenting advice and support, emotional health and wellbeing, behaviour difficulties and family health.
  • Chat Health 07507 329952 – this is a confidential texting service for 11 to 19 year olds in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. 
  • ChildLine 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk   
  • Kooth – www.kooth.com – this is an online counselling service.
  • Health4teens – www.healthforteens.co.uk – this is an NHS site supporting young people around emotional wellbeing.
  • Health4kids – www.healthforkids.co.uk – this is an NHS site supporting young children and parents.
  • Notts Help Yourself – www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk – this is a site for advice, information and local services available.
  • CAMHS crisis team  – Tel 01158542299 or 01158440560 or email CAMHSCrisisTeam@nottshc.nhs.uk
  • Young Minds – www.youngmids.org.uk