What is the definition of mental health?
“Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health.”
Need some support and advice?
There are a wealth of excellent Mental Health resources available. If you follow the CLP (Community Learning Partnership) PFSA (Parent, Family Support Assistant) twitter account you will see that she often posts useful advice and links which are regularly updated.
We have a Mental Health lead (Mr Briggs) as well as a range of methods of accessing support in our graduated response approach.
Contact the class teacher
(Via a note in the reading record)
Class teacher will then offer support/guidance
Class Teacher/TA offers support to parent/child
School mental health lead takes on the referral and decides what other support is needed which may include a PFSA referral
If the PFSA is involved, usually a unit of work might be completed over a short period of time and they may be followed up by the MH RA at regular intervals
Examples of the levels of Mental Health provision within our graduated response