Our mental health lead is: Miss Sarah Eades
This has been a difficult time for many in our community and COVID-19 has impacted on our lives in so many different ways.
With all the disruption, anxiety and uncertainty, it is understandable that some may feel overwhelmed at times.
The NSPCC website has a dedicated section for Coronavirus Advice (please see link below). Here you will find a wealth of information from: ‘Arguments, Conflict and Family Tension’, to ‘Taking Care of your Mental Health’. There are also details on here about who to contact if you need support. https://ww.nspcc.org.uk/keepingchildren-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/.
In addition, please remember that our dedicated safeguarding team in school, is here to support you, without judgement and in confidence. Please email the school office and request a call back if you would like to talk through any issues. If your concern relates to your child's mental health or your own, please ask to speak to Miss Sarah Eades.
Families in need of urgent food supplies are being urged by Somerset County Council (SCC) to contact the Coronavirus helpline on 0300 790 6275. SCC has confirmed it is stepping up its efforts to provide more school holiday support with a £125,000 scheme and encourage any families that are struggling to make contact with the helpline.
We have strong links with local food suppliers and food banks in and around Wellington. Please contact the safeguarding team if you are in need of support.
Emotional Support and Well-being
- Guidance for parents on supporting children's mental health and well-being
- COVID-19 Resource Pack for Parents
- Educational Psychology Service Helpline
- Health and Wellbeing Help for Families
- Positive Parenting Book
- Wellbeing Tips for Families
- Working with Worries
- Coronavirus- A Book for Children
- Good Days in Unusual Times- Book
- Ideal School- Activity Book
- It's OK to Worry about Coronavirus- Resource Book for Children
- Mindful Colouring
- Mindfulness Colouring Book
- Children's Self Care Kit
- Transition Discussion Prompts
Our Mindline Emotional support and mental health helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mindline is a confidential listening service which provides a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. We can also give basic information about mental health and local support services.
Our listeners treat all callers, regardless of background, in a non-judgmental way with dignity and respect. When our lines are busy, or closed, our switchboard can connect you to our sister service, the Samaritans.
As well as listening to your issues we can also give information about;
- local services
- how to get help
- basic information on mental health issues.
If you are looking for a helpline to talk to someone that will listen to you, Mindline has volunteers that provide a listening ear for you or someone you know.
When you call we do not trace our calls and your number will not display on our phones. We will not ask for personal details to be shared unless you or someone you know would like us to find immediate help from other services for you or them and that you agree to giving it. We will not pass on any information unless you have said it is ok to do so.