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 Awareness Week 2022- Let’s Connect
Encouraging your child or young person to build in opportunities to connect with other people around them to prevent lonliness can improve both the health of their bodies and their minds. Visit the Mental Health Awareness Website here.
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 Compass Website.
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.
The Go To
Community Works Thirsk
Community Works is a new organisation; an exciting result of a merger between The Clock and Thirsk Community 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.
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.
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.