The Weatheralls Primary School

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health is something that we take very seriously at The Shade Primary School. Poor emotional wellbeing can effect children’s ability and readiness to learn, as well as effecting social aspects of their lives.

At The Shade we are fortunate enough to have a Youth Wellbeing Worker who comes to school for one day a week. The Youth Wellbeing Worker is able to work 1:1 or in small groups with children of all age groups to support their emotional health and wellbeing. This is via a variety of different social, emotional and mental health interventions.

There is also useful information that can be access to help and inform you of ways in which you can support your children at home. These links are accessible sources of information and a good starting point should you have any concerns or questions.

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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity with over 60 years’ experience of caring for young minds. Our vision is a world in which children and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.

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Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.

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Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Moodzone is here to help.

Growing up and moving into adulthood can be challenging – This can affect how you feel and have an impact on your well-being and mental health. This site brings together good reliable up to date information on mental health and well-being for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.

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ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. 

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Samaritans are available round the clock every single day. They provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

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Centre 33 is a local charity which gives advice, support and information to young people in Cambridgeshire up to the age of 25.

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The lead UK charity dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm.

The logo of Beat - B is in pink and e a t are in bold font coloured blueHelplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help beat eating disorders.

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Students Against Depression offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves. 

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YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.  

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UK’s anti-racism educational charity to help tackle racism. 

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Supporting young carers age 8-19 in Cambridgeshire.

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CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways.  CHUMS has developed a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs. You can refer to any of their services using the online referral form.

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STARS offers support to children and young people in Cambridgeshire who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives and those who know that someone important to them is going to die. 

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A national website that gives support to children and young people living with domestic violence, or to those who may want to help a friend.

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Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.

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Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain. 

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Advice for young people who are experiencing homophobic or transphobic bullying anywhere in England.

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Pinpoint is an independent information, support and involvement network for parents in Cambridgeshire. Their website is a ‘one-stop shop’ for parents telling them what services are available, how to get support, who they can speak to and issues that may interest them.

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