Mental Health Support
Mental Health and Well being is a significant issue in society for a number of reasons.
Covid has had a huge impact on anxiety levels and social isolation. Pressures from increasing costs are having an impact on finances and causing huge worries.
Latest figures show that 1 in 6 children suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition. This is an increase from pre-covid times, when 1 in 10 children fell into this category.
Greenacres are supporting children and families with mental health concerns in a number of different ways, including:
- Access to a mental health practitioner for 1:1 support
- Worry workshops for small groups to help children deal with worries and concerns
- A full time learning mentor post
- Nurture groups and interventions
- A 'calm room' where children can take time out, work with the learning mentor or spend sometime talking to friends
- A Family Support Worker who is able to meet with parents and children, provide interventions, organise parenting course and support early help referrals.
- Worry monsters arounds school for children to put worries in and leave them behind or ask for help.
From this half term, we will be sending out a half termly Well-Being newsletter. This will have links to different support groups, charities and agencies. There will also be a focus on a particular mental health concern or condition to help families find support or develop strategies to help.
Mental health can impact everyone at some point in their lives. Often one persons struggles can impact on other members of the family. If you are concerned about a member of your family or feeling over whelmed yourself, please speak to someone at school. We are here to help.