Mental Health and Wellbeing

It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. The Department for Education recognises that, “In order to help their pupils succeed: schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy.”  However, school contribution should be considered as one element of a wider multi–agency approach and in partnership with home. You can find our Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Policy here along with a range of signposts to outside agencies.

Mental Health UK

In a rapidly changing world, Mental Health UK brings together the heritage and experience of four charities from across the country who’ve been supporting people with their mental health for over 50 years.

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Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food and eating, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety, among other difficulties. There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists (medical doctors specialising in mental health), support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.

Compass Phoenix Resources

The aim of the Compass Phoenix service is to improve outcomes for children and young people in relation to their emotional wellbeing and mental health by strengthening the range of mental health support available to children and young people. Information, advice and support is available for children, parents and carers on the 

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Carers Plus

The Young Carers Service supports Young Carers with their caring role and helps to build on their confidence and resilience to enable them to realise their own potential. Our support also reaches to the families and siblings of Young Carers, with a whole family approach being important to us.
We aim to better identify, and provide support for, Young Carers and their families to develop emotionally and physically; as well as being able to take full advantage of opportunities for educational achievement alongside their caring role.

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The Go-To

The Go-To website is the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. We’re here to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life.

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Place 2 Be

Place2Be is a children and young people’s mental health charity with almost 30 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. In addition, we also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

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Community Works Thirsk

Community Works is a new organisation; an exciting result of a merger between The Clock and Thirsk Care. The two charities have combined their staff, resources and services as part of their long term plan to become self-sustaining. The newly formed Board of Trustees see it as a time for ambition and are working towards Community Works being the leading voluntary organisation in the area. Community Works will be the first point of contact for children, young people and adults who need to access a service. It will also be an organisation with expertise for other voluntary organisations and a delivery partner for statutory organisations.

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Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families

Advice and guidance for parents and carers to help them support a child or young person experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing.

Seven Ways to Reduce Anxiety

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Calm Zone

There are lots of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

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Review of Policy and Practice

In order to ensure that best practice is maintained, our policies are reviewed at least regularly to incorporate the latest statutory guidance emerge. If you would like more information on safeguarding, please contact the school for all our policies or view our policies section on our website.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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