Winterslow Primary School takes the emotional and wellbeing of every child seriously. We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy. Our mental health and wellbeing policy sets out how we do this.
We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood it can be particularly hard to cope with safe feelings and worries that arise when things are hard or scary. There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally. You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes. We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school.
If you are worried about your child's mental health then you are not alone. Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses. There is good support available from local and national organisations. The sooner you seek help the better for your child and you.
Local services for children and young people
The School- please talk to use about your concerns, so that we can work together to help your child feel better. Please speak to your child's class teacher either on the playground at the end of the day or by phoning the school office to make an appointment
Your GP- A GP can check any physical symptoms linked to your child's health and talk with you about their emotional wellbeing making a referral to a specialist service if necessary.