Student Wellbeing

In the UK today, an estimated five children in every classroom has a mental health problem, and while awareness of the mental health issues has grown, social stigma and misconceptions remain.

Peacehaven Community School wants to provide support & advice to help our students make informed choices regarding their mental health by providing them with the tools & confidence to look after themselves in the best possible way.

Public Health England studies have found that positive mental wellbeing impacts upon how children and young people view themselves, and is essential if they are to flourish and lead rich and fulfilling lives.

With this in mind, we are fully committed to ensuring that all of our students can get the support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

What else are we already doing to promote positive wellbeing?

■ Delivering positive wellbeing into our curriculum through our PSHE & Tutor Programme
■ By Appointing a Designated Mental Health Lead
■ By expanding our Pastoral Team with additional pastoral managers.
■ Providing wellbeing training to all staff & further opportunity throughout the year to develop their knowledge & understanding in this area
■ By implementing a simple & effective referral system. Any member of staff who has concerns regarding a student's wellbeing can make a referral
■ Training year 10 students in restorative peer mentoring. These students then mentor some of our KS3 students using active listening & restorative approaches to resolve low level conflicts & restore confidence & self-esteem.
■ 1-1 small group workshops, run over a 6 week period, on different mental health issues, led by our lead mental health.
■ By appointing an Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) who has received specific training by educational psychologists to support the emotional development of our young students.
■ By having regular student council meetings -to encourage student voice
■ Raising awareness of mental health & emotional wellbeing by participating in annual charity events such as World Mental Health Day, Anti Bullying Week, Odd
Socks Day, Time to Talk Day plus many more.

Please find below a bank of resources to help support your mental wellbeing:

East Sussex School Health Services
Are you ages between 11-19? Or are you a parent/carer of a child or young person aged 5 to 19 years old? You can speak to a school nurse in person on a Tuesday & Thursday between 10am -3pm & 6pm -9pm.

https://nhs.vc/east-sussex-school-health
or text 07507332473 anytime

Mental Heath charities

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People
Wellbeing Centres (East Sussex Community Network)
Information for young people on mental health and wellbeing
Place2Be: Improving children's mental health in schools
On My Mind | Resources for Young People
https://www.educare.co.uk/edusafe-cyp
https://www.samaritans.org/

East Sussex County council resources

https://eastsussex.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRNGEN/WPAC/
VIRTUALWELLBEING?HOMEPRMS=UD_WELLBEINGYOUNG

Eating disorder resources

The UK's Eating Disorder Charity - Beat -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C0N0MFLU7rcu51vGBsDus1MUHHGaBZox_
2XQnrpJXDA/edit?usp=sharing
- Eating disorders - information for parents

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ixe6sk9bRDQG0Ir77rkbuwdVtPOrx4M_IHTU6
pUJPgM/edit?usp=sharing
- Toolkit for carers (eating disorders)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HASgPbHzyWOSpxa1QAQ3g9WjhaYvuqsU/view?usp=sharing - Resources for parents

Self-harm Resources

Calm Harm App: Home
How to Talk About Self-Harm | stem4
Useful contacts - self-harm -
Self-harm | Signs of Self-harm And Getting Help
useful information about self-harm
Common Questions - Further advice &support for self-harm

Bereavement support

Winston's Wish - giving hope to grieving children
NHS choices
Childline
Worry time app - by ReachOut on the App Store