Mental Health and Wellbeing
What is Mental Health?
“We all have a mental health – whether it is good, bad or in the middle.
Put simply, your mental health is the way you feel on any particular day.”
At Wilbury Junior School we are committed to promoting and supporting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing of our whole school community. We believe that mental health and wellbeing underpins the heart of education.
Mental Health in Children
The Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2020 report, published today, reveals that the proportion of children who are experiencing mental health difficulties has increased over the past three years, from 1 in 9 in 2017, to 1 in 6 as of July 2021. On average that is 5 children in each classroom and the the increase was evident in both boys and girls.
Useful information for Parents around Mental Health & Well-Being
Helplines and websites:
If you are worried about your child or think that you need advice from professionals there are a range of local and national services across the UK and Hertfordshire.
- Your local GP
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - 0800 6444 101 - https://www.hpftcamhs.nhs.uk/
- Mind – 020 3727 3600 – www.hertsmindnetwork.org
- Samaritans – 116 123 – www.samaritans.org
- ChildLine - 0800 1111 – www.childline.org
- Shout - text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258 - https://giveusashout.org/
- Young Minds – 0808 802 5544 – www.youngminds.org.uk/about-us
- Winston's Wish - the UK’s childhood bereavement charity. www.winstonswish.org/
Please click the link to Kids zone to see some of the available links about Online Safety.