Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Alkrington Primary, we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of all our pupils. If you have any concerns about your child's mental health and emotional wellbeing, in the first instance, please speak to your child's class teacher, who may refer your concern on to the school's Mental Health Leads - Mrs McDonald (Whole School), Mrs Harris (EYFS/KS1) and Miss Carter (KS2). They will be more than happy to discuss your concerns and to signpost you to further support and services.
As a school, we encourage the '10 a day approach' to health and wellbeing. This involves considering 10 ways in which we can help to balance our physical and mental health. This approach is complemented and reinforced through the delivery of our PSHE curriculum, which regularly addresses a range of ways to promote and maintain a positive mind and body.
For those children whose needs may not be being met through whole class activities, we have a range of in-house, small group wellbeing interventions delivered by various members of our team, including Circus Skills, Talk About, Theory of Mind, Lego Therapy, sewing and Wellbeing Dominoes, to name but a few.
In addition to this, the school is part of the Mental Health Support Teams Project and has access to an onsite Mental Health Practitioner, one day a week. If you feel that your child may benefit from this type of support, please contact Mrs McDonald to discuss a referral by emailing email@example.com .
Please use the links below to access some useful wellbeing resources.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - Information and advice for children and young people
Our Rochdale - Search and access a wide range of local services and resources:
#Thrive - Support for children and young people who are experiencing emotional health and wellbeing issues
Anna Freud Centre - Support for young people and their families
SilverCloud - Online programmes to ease stress, aid sleep and build resilience suitable for ages 16+
Rochdale and District Mind – Listening Lounge support for adults