Mental Health and Wellbeing

Information for Parents

If you have any issues or concerns (even if they seem minute but you know as a parent that something is just not right) about your child, speak to your class teacher. Also our Mental Health Champion (Mr Asquith)  and Senior Mental Health Leader (Mrs Thewlis) can also help you to think about how to help your child, and where appropriate to offer support to you or your child or to make a more specialist referral when and if this seems appropriate. PLEASE don’t struggle on alone. Our Learning Mentor Mrs Ravat is also available if you wish to share your concerns. 



Useful links 

The information below on help lines and services provided are found all on the website below: http://mentalhealthmattersinschools.org.uk/for-parents.

Support lines:

Child line: Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call them on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Child line an email or post on the message boards.

Young Minds: The Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25. You may have questions about a child’s behaviour, emotional wellbeing, or mental health condition. You may have a child who’s already been admitted to CAMHS and have questions about their treatment or want to know what to say to your GP when you visit them. Call 0808 802 5544 or visit the website for help and support.

NSPCC: If you are worried about a child you can contact their trained helpline counsellors for 24/7 help, advice and support 0808 0800 5000 or visit their website for more info.

NHS: A guide to mental health services in England.

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental-health-services-explained/Pages/mental-health-emergencies.aspx

Services and support in Bradford and the surrounding areas:

Relate Bradford: Providers of counselling services to Children from age 5 and their families. Call them on 01274 726096 or visit their website. 


Mindfulness and relaxation activities for children

Mindfulness and relaxation activities can be really good for helping children to feel calmer, teaching them to relax and building resilience to deal with difficult emotions. Here are a list of videos relating to mindfulness and guided meditation that could be useful.

Square breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFdZXwE6fRE

Rainbow breaths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O29e4rRMrV4

Mindfulness Meditation for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

Guided Meditation Activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf5K3pP2IUQ

Guided Mediation – Bring It Down – Flow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRkILioT_NA

Guided Meditation – On and Off – Flow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZP-TMr984s


Supporting your own wellbeing:

Whilst prioritising the wellbeing of their children, parents often forget to prioritise themselves. It is important that you make sure that you still look after your own physical and mental wellbeing at this time too, so we have also put together a few contacts that might be useful if you feel that you would like some further support with your mental health or wellbeing too.


Sharing Voices Bradford

Sharing Voices is a Bradford based charity who offer support with mental health. They can provide support in a range of languages, including English, Polish, Bengali, Gujerati and Urdu and are currently offering free counselling and one to one support on the phone.

Call them on 01274 947300.

https://sharingvoices.net/strategies-to-cope-with-corona-virus-stress/

https://www.healthyminds.services/content-article/ivvcxliptp80mnvgapub?category=Anxiety

https://www.healthyminds.services/service-category/anxiety


Mind

Mind are a leading mental health charity and they have bases in Bradford. They can offer you support with mental health:

Mind in Bradford:

Kenburgh House

28 Manor Row

Bradford, West Yorkshire , BD1 4QU

Phone: General enquiries 01274 730 815

Phone: Telephone helpline – 01274 594 594

Email: admin@mindinbradford.org.uk

Website: http://www.mindinbradford.org.uk

Opening hours: Main Office Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm