At Senacre Wood Primary School, we understand that if children are struggling with their emotional wellbeing, it can be hard for them to focus on their learning.
That is why we ensure that all of our students are able to access extra support should they need it; whether that be with staff in school, or by signposting families to other agencies. We also encourage our whole school community to talk about mental health, what positive mental health looks like, and how and where to access relevant help.
Below are some really useful links and information about different websites and agencies that are available for parents/carers and children and young people.
If you have any questions or need some advice on mental health in children please contact our Family Liaison Officer Clare Palmer on 03000 658430/07443 492663
Have a look at our new Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health project page; we will be updating this regularaly on some exciting new initiatives across the school.
Headstart Kent is an online service that has created lots of free resources that help young people, parents and carers and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience.
"Sometimes it can be hard to know how best to support a child or young person in difficult times. We have tried to help by finding the best and most reliable information, tools, resources, support and services relating to resilience and emotional wellbeing"
Moodspark is a webpage designed for children from 10 to 16; they can learn about their own emotional wellbeing and mental health and find their own way to bounce back when life gets tough.
"Our team works with schools, parents and carers as well as other professionals like health visitors or community paediatricians to prevent ill health in children, families and the wider community, support safeguarding of children and young people and address any health needs to make sure every child reaches their potential."
School Public Health Service are a team of health professionals who can support families and children with physical and mental health difficulties;
We can help you improve your lifestyle by:
If you are really concerned about the mental health of a child or young person NEFLT NHS CYPMHS website can offer lots of advice. There are referral forms for parents/carers and professionals if additional support for mental health is required.
Welcoming our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners
What do Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners do?
Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners (EWPs) aim to improve access to mental health support for children, young people and their families. Using evidence-based principles, we provide low intensity interventions for young people experiencing common emotional wellbeing difficulties such as, low mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties. EWPs also provide one-to-one support, run groups and workshops in educational settings for children and young people as well as parents and school staff. Most importantly, we will work together with Senacre Wood Primary School to support children, young people and their families. We also work with school staff to help improve wellbeing across the school as a whole.
Who is the EWP in Senacre Wood Primary School?
Hi, my name is Karen. I have worked with children and young people in both secondary and primary schools for over 14 years. I particularly enjoyed teaching PSHE, RE and Citizenship. While working, I completed a degree in Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christchurch University.
My hobbies are Musical Theatre and dance. I became an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner because I believe that looking after our emotional and mental health it is equally as important as looking after our physical health. I look forward to working with the staff, parents and children of Senacre Wood Primary School.