We are fully committed in supporting all aspects of children's development and mental health. This year, 2019-2020 we continue to develop our mental health provision at Pakefield .
Working together with our ALT North Suffolk family of schools, (Red Oak Primary School , Westwood Primary, Albert Pye Primary, Ravensmere Infants, Grove Primary and Reydon Primary School) the children from each school council devised a mental health and well being programme, called CHIMP. CHIMP means, Children’s Health Is Mental & Physical.
The schools then worked closely to decide what the children thought were important contributors to their Health. They devised the CHIMP dinner plate.
As a school we will be working through these over the coming year, during assembles, circle time activities and within our daily curriculum offer. We have decided to start with eating and drinking healthily for the first half of the autumn term.
We have four qualified children's Mental Health First Aiders, these are:
- Mr Payne
- Miss Creasey
- Mrs Bacon
- Mrs Gooch
If you would like any further information, please speak to Mr Payne or Miss Creasey, or alternatively take a look at the following website.
What is mental health?
This video helps parents and school staff explain what mental health is to children.
Here are a range of books that may be useful to support conversations at home. If you would like further information, please make an appointment to speak to Mrs Creasey or Mr Payne.
Our Point 1 emotional wellbeing service offers professional mental health support to infants, children and young people experiencing emotional problems and early signs of mental ill-health. Run in partnership with MAP and Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the service is available to any child or young person living in Norfolk or Waveney, or registered with a Norfolk of Waveney GP. Point 1 is accessed by parents through the point 1 website.
Young Minds are committed to improving children's wellbeing and mental health. Discover information, advice & support for young people affected by mental health. Empowering Young People.
If you're worried about a child or need advice and support for coping with anything affecting your child's emotional or mental health, there are different ways to seek help.
Information for children and young people to help you understand your feelings, learn more about mental health and wellbeing.
Spotting the signs of mental health issues in your child and what to do to help.
Winston's Wish supports children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.