Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Bitham Brook we recognise the importance of a child’s mental health and wellbeing.
Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems.
Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school and in their communities.
If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health or wellbeing, please see below for some useful websites.
https://www.annafreud.org world leading mental health charity for children and parents with lots of useful Podcasts.
https://www.giveusashout.org UK’s first and free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone struggling to cope.
https://www.youngminds.org.uk Mental health charity for children.
https://www.nipinthebud.org Produce free evidence-based films and fact sheets to help parents.
If you would like to contact school regarding your child’s mental health and wellbeing, please phone 01373 859172 option 2 and ask to speak to Sue Wells, Senior Mental Health Lead. Alternatively, email your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
At Bitham Brook we are very lucky to have two designated areas for children to use:
The ELSA Room, where ELSA interventions take place, is a calm, relaxing space to spend time with a trusted adult.
The Kingfisher Room, a designated room for children to use for group sessions or one to one work. The room includes areas for mindfulness activities, group games and a chill out zone.