At Longdendale High school we recognise that young people flourish and reach their life potential when all barriers to school life are recognised and supported , to enable them to function at their best both in school and at home. With our vision in mind – we recognise the importance of positive wellbeing for all our staff and learners.
We understand and value the importance of positive wellbeing and how crucial it is to support our learners and their families through difficult times where there may be mental health conditions that impact on daily living significantly.
All our learners access information and guidance on Mental health and wellbeing through curriculum learning opportunities, PSHE specific lessons and themed assemblies by both school staff and external specialists.
How we can support families with Mental ill health and wellbeing :
· Our young people all have a Form tutor and a Learning Leader who are monitoring and supporting their year group progress, engagement and overall barriers in any area.
· Our Aspire Centre staff are available to support any emerging barriers to all aspects of learning
· We have a group of Learner Leaders who support other young people with peer support in school – they are available at start of the day, break and lunchtimes.
· Mrs Noble is the school Mental Health Leader – Mrs Noble can do an initial assessment with any learners, that will help families understand what level of support may be most useful. We can then signpost or refer to external agencies or we can offer intervention in school.
· Mrs Ellis on the Inclusion Team also works with Mrs Noble to offer support to our learners with building self esteem, managing strong feelings – exam stress and other support that strengthens resilience of our learners. 1:1 and small group work is available.
· Mrs Noble is a qualified Counsellor and can offer Evidence Based CBT interventions ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 1:1 or small group Interventions at low to moderate intensity, for the following things.
· Low mood and Depression
· Managing Worry
· Our Mental Health Leader – Mrs Noble and Our SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator) Mrs Gill work together to support young people to access further resources if young people are significantly impacted by long standing mental health conditions, and it is becoming a Special Educational Need.
· We also are aware of the stressful times families can face – so we offer Parenting workshops and we can signpost families to the best external services in order to support if needed.
No Harm Done Project
As part of the No Harm Done project, Young Minds has developed a resource package for children and young people, parents and carers, for information around Self injury
Safer Internet Day 2021
Mental Health Advice
Young Minds has a new Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis across the UK. Young people can access the text-message based service by texting
YM to 85258. This is part of a messenger text support service also called' SHOUT' 85258
if in crisis
kooth.com - Free online counselling and wellbeing resources for young people
Anthony Seddon Centre in Ashton are now doing bookable face to face counselling sessions for young people on a Thursday evening - 0161 376 4439
Mental health ; Positive Mental health habits that can support young people deal with life challenges ;
Download the information here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/En-oEBnXIAAN42W?format=jpg&name=large
Parenting : The Tameside Safeguarding Children's Partnership has just updated it's Parenting Handbook
This is additional information and contacts for families on various topics that families may find useful
Link to the handbook
Children’s Mental Health Week - Express Yourself
Mental Health week Resources for Young people - Day 2
Staying at Home Wellbeing pack Click Here
42nd Street Online Support Guide Click Here
Supporting children and young people with loneliness - Guide for families Click Here
Supporting children and young people bereavement Guide Feb 2021 click here
Supporting children and young people with anxiety - Guide Feb 2021 click here
Mental Health Week - Day 3
APPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Click Here
how to stay calm in a global pandemic click here
covid advice for parents and carers click here
supporting children and young people with bereavement click here
Mental Health Week - Day 4
Young people and safer relationships Parent/ families website ; young people and exploitation advice for parents for how to keep young people safe ; safe relationships . The website can be found here: http://knowaboutcse.co.uk/
TIK TOK - Family pairing feature ; privacy settings and controls, advice for parents and carers .To find out more information about TikTok's Family Pairing feature and to download a helpful poster to share with pupils and parents, go to: https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/tiktok-update-parental-controls-with-family-pairing-feature/
Mental Health Week 18-24th May
Click Here for Resource Pack
Mental Health Week Day 2 Click Here
Supporting your child with self esteem and confidence, a guide to support parents and carers.
Video for parents mental health and Coronavirus - Click Here
Video for young peopleand Coronavirus - Click Here
Kooth Online Counselling - Click Here
Support Agencies and Websites - Click Here