Wellbeing Award for Schools
We are excited to announce that The Urswick School has signed up to the Wellbeing Award for Schools, developed by Optimus Education in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).
The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils. The award will accredit the excellent provision we have in this area already, as well as enabling us to develop these practices where necessary. There are eight objectives against which we will be measured, focusing on our overall commitment, our positive promotion of student and staff wellbeing, our provision in terms of curricular and pastoral support and any necessary interventions we offer.
The process will also involve student evaluations parental feedback from a sample group of parents.
Tanya Blacksley (Head of Health and Wellbeing) is leading on this work, working closely with Deputy Headteacher Martha Braggins as well as Heads of Learning and the wider staff body.
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Booklets and information for parents regarding wellbeing and how to ask for help.
7 Ways to beat exam stress
Staying safe online
Top tips for supporting a friend
As the saying goes, the little things make a big difference.
Directory for support
Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Beat – the eating disorders charity www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Hackney 0208 432 8020
Child Bereavement UK www.childbereavementuk.org 0800 028 8840
Support and information for families experiencing bereavement
A free, confidential helpline for children – 0800 1111.
Provides free, bite-sized chunks of e-learning to help adults to support young people with mental health concerns.
A free, online service for 11-17 year olds and provides self-help, access to Mindfull mentors, and counsellors
The Mix www.themix.org.uk
Confidential help and support for young people
National Self-Harm Network www.nshn.co.uk
Counselling, therapy, advice & info for young people
Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide UK www.papyrus-uk.org
Parenting Programmes www.education.gov.uk/commissioning-toolkit
Samaritans email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 116 123 (24/7 helpline) If you need to talk to someone without judgement
Non-judgemental advice and guidance
Women’s Aid www.womensaid.org 0808 2000 247 (24/7 helpline) Supports abused women
Please see below our stratagies document for the Wellbeing Award