At Putteridge, we believe that good mental health is instrumental to maintaining healthy relationships, positive goals and a high expectation for learning. Mental health is a wide term and includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being - it can impact how we assess situations, think, feel and act.. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. We actively support all pupils in promoting good mental health across our school day. When a student is struggling to maintain good mental health, we have a number of ways to support them in school.
Who can I contact in school if I am worried about my child’s mental health and wellbeing?
- Pastoral leaders
- Safeguarding officers
- School Counsellor
- Form Tutor
Where can I find out more information about mental health and wellbeing and get support for my young person?
- CAMHS podcasts https://camhstalk.blubrry.net/
- Luton all womens centre https://www.lutonallwomenscentre.org.uk/
- Parent line www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/luton/ chathealth
- CHUMS bereavement service Phone: 01525 863924 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health hub - call: 0300 555 0606 or email: email@example.com
- Luton Council Emotional Wellbeing directory https://directory.luton.gov.uk/kb5/luton/directory/advice.page?id=PqsBGYw6CMg&localofferchannel=0
- Eating disorders CAMHS Telephone: 01234 893300 / 01234 893301
- Body Positive app download here https://bebodypositive.org.uk/
- Mental health crisis support If you live in Luton call NHS 111 & ask for ‘Option 2’ or visit https://camhs.elft.nhs.uk/Crisis-Support
Our Wellbeing Champions are currently being established in school. These are students who have worked alongside the School Counsellor in how to spot students displaying signs of anxiety, worries, loneliness or struggling in school. They will support the students they see by giving them a friendly face to talk to and they seek support from the School Counsellor if they need help to support the students. If you think your child would like to sign up then please ask them to see Mrs Jackson in school.
The best way to support good mental health is to practise good habits all the time. This way, when things happen in life that disrupt our usual way of being, we can cope better with the change. This can be done by;
- Sleep - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Zs0NNF9Dc
- Healthy habits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhpCdqOtuj0
- Parent-teen communication
- Understanding teenagers
- Mental health