At Normanhurst School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing for our whole school community. We recognise that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable at times, and may need additional emotional support. Our aim as a school is to ensure that our pupils are supported, and are able to access help when they need it.
On this page, you will find a variety of services that offer support.
What we do
We teach all pupils from a young age the importance of mental health through a series of PHSE lessons. The scheme enables us to teach about mental health within the curriculum.
Our staff are well equipped to assist and look out for the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils.
The main facility we introduced in 2021 is a room called the ‘Rainbow Hub’ for primary pupils and ‘The Hub’ for the seniors. This is a ‘safe space’ room full of information. It provides a relaxed environment where pupils and staff can come to talk. We also offer mental health walks. We have talking therapy, and support is available from trained bereavement staff as well as further support beyond the school community.
Helpful services, websites and resources:
|BBC Five steps to help with children’s wellbeing||https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/five-ways-to-help-childrens-wellbeing/zfb2d6f//|
|Young Minds has a resource library full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people’s mental health||https://youngminds.org.uk/|
|Daily Mile provides lots of information about how physical activity and being outdoors can improve health and well-being.||https://thedailymile.co.uk/|
|The app by Action for Happiness is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who; Gives you friendly ‘nudges’ with an action idea each day; sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost and; helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people||
Download on the app store or Google Play
|The Good Grief Trust offers useful information, helplines, advice and encouraging stories from others to help those suffering from bereavement.||Home – The Good Grief Trust|
The young minds crisis messenger service provides free, 24/7 mental health crisis support across the UK. If you feel like you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, text YM to 85258. The service is free and anonymous, however if you feel you are at immediate risk of harm they may share your details with people who can provide support.
Who can you talk to?
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