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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Good mental health is vital for success in all aspects of a student's life. At RMGS, along with teachers and form tutors, the following people are all here to help young people negotiate their way:

SEND team

Pastoral Support Assistants

Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners

School Counsellor

Mental Health First Aid Worker

Prefects and House Captains

There are lots of excellent resources out there to help young people and their parents and carers, but you might find these particularly helpful:

* Services Directory showing support in your area: https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/youth-wellbeing/ for young people who are struggling.

* Self-care directory (scroll down the page until you reach the picture squares) https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/ detailing lots of activities that help you keep mentally well.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services also offers a good variety of resources too https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk

Of course, school is always happy to help children talk about their mental health and signpost to professionals when necessary. Do visit How RMGS Keeps You Safe here too https://www.rainhammark.com/page/?title=Care+%26amp%3B+Guidance&pid=491

Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 2022
This year's theme is tackling loneliness. See https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Supporting Our Young People’s Wellbeing

Jo Mitchell-Hill’s wellbeing videos for parents/carers are below ( the series will be complete by October Half Term 2020)

1. Transition to Secondary school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOzAq8aeTo&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOzAq8aeTo&feature=youtu.be)
2. Dealing with Anxiety and Change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swfZa7aaQxQ&feature=youtu.be
3. Teenage Emotions
https://youtu.be/HIs8chQZnhA
4. Communicating with Teenagers
https://youtu.be/hZF2P9kzJ6A
5. Staying Calm
https://youtu.be/LQY5pLBZmhQ
Jo Mitchell-Hill is also going to provide a confidential and personalised advice service for parents to discuss any of the issues raised in the videos. If you have a question, please contact Jo this term at info@seasonscoaching.co.uk and she will endeavour to advise.

Also, below is a list of resources that students will be told about that you may find useful as parents/carers:

https://www.kooth.com/ (https://www.kooth.com/) mental health support

https://riseabove.org.uk/ (https://riseabove.org.uk/) mental health support

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/ (https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/) mental health, resilience and self-care

http://holdingonlettinggo.org.uk/ (http://holdingonlettinggo.org.uk/) bereavement experts for young people

Your Mental Health (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health)

Young Minds - Parents/Carers (https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/)

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