WELLBEING RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Wellbeing is at the heart of our pastoral care for every pupil. Our staff are equipped to understand and look out for the wellbeing of our pupils, whether in the day or boarding houses, classrooms, at lunch or in co-curricular activities.
If you are worried about your child’s wellbeing and you would like information or some trusted resources to help strengthen your knowledge around young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing or, maybe, you would like some help on how to start a conversation with your child on wellbeing, please know help is at hand; there is always someone to talk to.
WHO CAN I TALK TO?
- Your child’s tutor
- Your child’s housemaster/housemistress
- The Chaplain
- Sister Sweeney (Health Centre Manager)
- Miss King, Deputy Head (Pastoral)
- Any member of staff you feel comfortable talking to
HELP IS AT HAND
Offers advice and resources for young people, parents and those working with young people, including a parent helpline, webchat, and a Parent’s A-Z mental health guide.
Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub (East and West Suffolk)
www.suffolk.gov.uk | 0345 600 2090 (press option 3)
Provides information, advice and guidance to families and young people in East and West Suffolk who are worried about the mental health of a child or young person aged 0-25 years, or if you’re a young person experiencing emotional wellbeing difficulties.
Anna Freud Centre
Offers advice and resources, including podcasts and videos, for young people, parents and those working with young people. Topics include mental health, teenage brain and sexual material online.
UK children’s charity provides useful information on topics including children’s mental health, online safety, sex and relationships, support for parents and talking about drugs and alcohol.
The Children’s Commissioner for England
Has a helpful guide ‘The things I wished my parents had known’ containing young people’s advice on how parents should manage conversations with their child about online sexual harassment.
Our local NHS provides free counselling, community support and self-help tools for young people.
www.childline.org.uk | 0800 1111
Helpful resources including a mental health first aid kit, coping kit, conversation starters and more.
A Suffolk-based charity that offers free advice, confidential support and advice to any adult worried about the emotions, behaviour or mental health of a young person. They also offer tools/resources to help with a parent’s/carer’s wellbeing.
This charity ensures that British Armed Forces children and their families have access to child-focused support, providing fundamental resources and initiatives.