Children’s wellbeing is closely bound to their parents’ wellbeing. We at St. Colman’s Bann provide an environment and opportunities that encourage and enable children to lead healthy lives and make choices that support their wellbeing. However, we need your support.
Children are always observing and mimicking actions. As such, setting a good example is key to teaching them values and principles in looking after their health, physically, emotionally and mentally. It is vital you support yourself in order to best support your children. In school we aim to equip children with the necessary tools to feel happy, healthy and well. Wellbeing is not a standalone lesson but a lifelong journey. This must begin at home.
NSPCC Mental Health Advice
Mental illness can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time. Like with physical illnesses, people don’t choose to have a mental health problem.
It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves. The NSPCC can offer advice on how best to support your child.
CAMHS are the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, anger and anxiety, to name a few.
There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, psychologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals