Designated lead for mental health and wellbeing: Miss O’Neil
Designated member of staff for mental health first aid: Mrs Barrass
What is wellbeing?
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
At Castleside we believe the wellbeing of our children should be at the centre of everything we do. This includes meeting the needs of parents and those in the community.
What is mental health?
Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioural, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental health also includes a person’s ability to enjoy life – to attain a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
At Castleside supporting children and their families with their mental health needs is of top priority. We believe that a child will not learn if they are not ready to learn. We offer a range of support in school and work with external agencies when needed.
How can you support mental health and wellbeing?
There are a wealth of resources out there to support the mental health and wellbeing of both parents and children. Below is a list of links that you may find beneficial. Within Durham there are lots of services available. If you would like further information or support, please contact a member of staff in school.
Rollercoaster are a support group for parents/carers who are supporting a child or young person with any kind of emotional or mental health problem including:
- low mood
- self harm
- eating disorders
- sleep problems
- suicidal thoughts
- obsessions and compulsions
You are not alone! Supporting a child or young person with emotional or mental health issues can be challenging, isolating and sometimes feel like you’re riding a real emotional rollercoaster!
Click here for more information