At Harthill Primary School we work together to create a happy, safe and secure learning environment where everyone is valued and respected. We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the young people in our school and our whole school community. We aim to promote positive mental health for every pupil and member of staff and respond to need as it arises. Our Senior Mental Health Lead is Miss Eddershaw.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
What is Mental Health?
"Mental Health is a state of mental wellbeing that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realise their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community."
"Mental Health is a basic human right and it is crucial to personal, community and socio-economic development"
World Health Organisation
Good physical health requires good mental health. Below you will find a list of useful links that may be used to support this:
An online learning portal covering a huge range of mental health issues written for and with parents and carers in mind – a great resource.
The UKs leading child and adolescent mental health charity. The information for parents is especially good.
Their subsite HeadMeds gives general information about mental health medication.
Information and support, empowering people to understand their mental health.
A website about mental health aimed at and co-developed with young people which includes:
Youth Wellbeing Directory: Since April, the directory has seen a 7- fold increase in visitors to the site since relaunch in April.
Jargon Buster: To help young people understand medical terms in simple language
Receiving Support: Videos & Q&As about what a young person can expect when working with a service
Understanding Referrals: Videos & Q&As about the referrals process
Helping Someone Else: Top tips and advice from young people about how to help a friend or family member
Know Your Rights: Allows young people to feel empowered a to make informed choices.
Useful Links for parents and children
A website that allows you to enter your postcode and gives you all the local mental health services/counselling services.
Education Support Partnership
The UK's only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations.
Commissioned by the young royals this website is a portal to pastoral and curriculum resources related to mental health. Everything on the site has been quality assured – it links to a lot of other sites and training. It was initially aimed only at primary schools but much of it is more widely relevant and secondary school resources are currently being reviewed and quality assured.