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.
Welcome to Havering CAMHS workshops for parents/carers!
Each workshop has two time options - morning sessions start at 10:00am and finish at 11:00am, evening sessions start at 18:00 and finish at 19:00. Please see below for details of each workshop and a link to book. Places are limited so will need to be booked ASAP via Eventbrite.
Sleep hygiene: Monday 12th October 2020
Over the past several months due to COVID restrictions and lockdown parents have raised concerns around the effect that disrupted routines and poor sleep has had on the emotional wellbeing of their children and young people. This 1 hour workshop is intended to bring parents and CAMHS clinicians together to learn about the importance of healthy sleep, some of the causes and to create strategies that can help address behavioural and emotional issues that lack of sleep can cause.
Anxiety management: Monday 19th October 2020
Over the past several months due to COVID restrictions and lockdown parents have raised concerns around a significant rise in anxiety expressed by their children and young people which is having an impact on their behaviour and overall emotional wellbeing.This 1 hour work-shop is intended to bring parents and CAMHS clinicians together to learn about the importance of managing anxieties, some of the causes and to create strategies that can help address behavioural and emotional issues that excessive anxiety can cause.
Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Monday 26th October 2020:
Over the past several months due to COVID restrictions and lockdown parents have raised concerns around the impact of reduced physical activity has had on their children and young peoples’ behaviour and overall emotional well-being.
This 1 hour work-shop is intended to bring parents and CAMHS clinicians together to learn about the importance of remaining physically active and making healthy diet choices. We also aim to create strategies that can help address behavioural and emotional issues that restrictions on physical exercise and diet choices can cause. Please note, this is the correct description of the physical and emotional wellbeing workshop on the link.
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:
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 email@example.com 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.
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.