Our Aims For Mental Health and Wellbeing
At St Columba CE Academy, we recognise that good mental health and wellbeing is as important as good physical health.
Our aim is to help develop the protective factors which build resilience to mental health problems and wellbeing and be a school where:
If you are concerned about your child and would like to discuss any wellbeing/mental health concerns, please contact a member of our Children's Wellbeing Team:
Useful websites and links
Young Minds A national charity which has advice for children and their parents about many aspects of mental health
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families This organisation has a lot of advice and support for families to support their children with mental health concerns and worries.
Child in Mind Podcasts Child in Mind have worked collaboratively with Anna Freud (National Centre for Children and Families) to create a set of podcasts about different aspects of children's mental health and wellbeing.
MindEd for Families This website contains lots of advice for parents to help them support their children with their mental health
Mind A national charity which offers support and guidance to families.
e-wellbeing A website for children to access advice and support if they are feeling anxious or worried.
Butterflies Child Therapy This is a paid for service, but offers equine therapy and counselling sessions for young people who are struggling emotionally or with their mental health
Parent Help & Guidance - The Lily Jo Project This website offers advice on supporting your child with anxiety, when they are feeling angry or sad and offers tips on building resilience. It also has a parent forum, regular podcasts and webinars around supporting your child with their mental health.