Mental Health Awareness

At the Royal Liberty School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that the students' mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All children go through ups and downs during their school career and some face significant life events. This page has a number of links and resources to help you support your son with his mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The mental health of children and families during the pandemic


We would also like to remind everyone that our CO-SPACE study is still going on. We are trying to understand how best to protect the mental health of children and families during the pandemic, and our findings are informing policy-makers and other organisations.

To find out more and take part, please visit our website cospaceoxford.org/about


Resources & Podcasts

With so many families and children adjusting to remote learning and lockdown restrictions again, we wanted to share some of the resources that we put together from early last year.

On our website, we have a page of Resources for Families & Supporters which is well worth a visit for anyone looking for advice on how to support children and young people during the pandemic.

We wanted to also draw your attention to a few of the posts which might be of particular use at the moment:

Top Tips to Support Children & Young People with Worries & Anxiety in the context of COVID-19

Parent/carer resource on how to support children & young people with their worries and anxiety - evidence-based and available in multiple languages!

Links Round-up - our recommended resources from across the web on how to support children & young people during the pandemic

Podcast - Living through lockdown - Discussion of the impact of social isolation on mental health and practical suggestions for how young people can cope during lockdown

Podcast - Practical parenting during the pandemic - practical advice and a young person's perspective about how the pandemic has impacted young people

Podcast - Let us play! Children's mental health during COVID-19 - advice about the role of play in children's well-being

Podcast - Teen sleep during COVID-19 - research on the role of sleep in mental being

Podcast - Autism in quarantine - experts advise on how best to support young people with autism during the pandemic


Podcast: Advice on how to support children & young people with worries and anxiety - features expert advice on topics such as parent responses, managing worries and the role of play in child well-being

Our podcast page features a full list of our past topics - well worth a listen!

Links

SNAP: Special Needs and Parents are a charity that offer lots of different support for children and their parents as well as a parental advice and training opportunities for parents. Their website is below:

http://www.snapcharity.org/

YoungMinds

YoungMinds offers free confidential online and telephone support to anyone worried about the emotional and mental wellbeing of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

  • call the free parents' helpine on 0808 802 5544 from 9.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday

  • email parents@youngminds.org.uk and YoungMinds will respond to your query within three working days

The charity has also put together online information for parents and carers about mental health services for children and young people.

Introducing Trauma

Too many children and young people see or experience traumatic events such as abuse, violence, disasters, war, tragic accidents or major incidents such as terrorism. Some of these experiences may be one-off or short-term, but they may also be enduring, and it is important for adults to take note and help children understand and cope with their emotions following a traumatic event. This guide has been developed to help parents, carers and professionals supporting children and young people affected by traumatic events or experiences.

Attached below is a leaflet named "Trauma and Young People" for more information.

Havering Talking Therapies - New Poster.pdf
Havering Poster 1 Oct2020.pdf
Poster 2 Feb21.pdf
Poster 3 Feb21.pdf
Kooth.pdf
Virtual Stress and Anxiety Workshop for Information .pdf