Hello and welcome to the Mental Health and Wellbeing page for Hooe Primary Academy. We are dedicated to supporting the mental wellbeing of our children and staff. We work throughout the year to provide our children with both internal and external assemblies, workshops and quality lessons to build our children's awareness of their own mental health and wellbeing and that of their peers.
We hope you find the information on our page helpful. We endeavour to update the page as frequently as possible so keep checking back to see our latest work in school and in our local community.
Mr D Ford: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead, PSHE co-ordinator and accredited Mental Health First Aider
For all enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs L Kirkland: Parent Support Advisor (PSA), Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and accredited by BACP British association for counselling and psychotherapy.
Mrs Kirkland looks to support parents and carers in any means possible from signposting to agencies, running groups and supporting at meetings both in school or with agencies. She is on hand to offer financial advice, bereavement support as well as pastoral support for any child that needs to talk or parent/carer.
Kindness Matters - Mental Health Foundation - Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Supporting your child during the Coronavirus outbreak:
Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
10 top tips for talking to your child about Covid-19
Tips for coping with OCD during Covid-19
How to keep mentally healthy in uncertain times
How to tell children and young people that someone is seriously ill
Child-friendly Coronavirus workbook story
Coronavirus social story (aimed specifically at children with autism)
A Coronavirus story
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – text YM to 85258 for 24/7 support.
More information can be found here:https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/youngminds-crisis-messenger/
Mentally Healthy Schools
Plymouth Options – Talk it out
Time to change
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Calm zone - Childline