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Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

Cranbrook School is launching a new mental health initiative for every student in the school.

Sometimes, it is difficult for parents and children to talk about mental wellbeing, and this initiative gives everyone the opportunity to constructively develop strategies for resilience and mental wellbeing; as well as providing the chance to talk about what mental wellbeing means and how we can help each other in times of emotional stress.

In the two weeks before the February half-term, every student will hear about the Wellbeing Toolkit initiative in house time or tutorials from a dedicated team of Year 12s who are leading on improving the understanding of mental health, resilience and wellbeing in the school.  All students will be briefed on how to make their own Wellbeing Toolkit over the half-term break and given a starter kit to take home.

Parents will be helping make this initiative happen by encouraging their children to think about what to put in their Wellbeing Toolkit.  The links to the side are copies of the documents in the starter kit and the presentation given to the students.  The information page in particular has the information on what the toolkit is for and how it works.

 

Useful Links:

For a list of mental health and wellbeing websites offering advice and support for young people and parents, please see the download section to the right.

Samaritans (helpline providing assistance for anyone struggling/distressed) www.samaritans.org Freephone 24/7: 116123

Papyrus (helpline for young people) Call: 0800 068 41 41 or text: 0778 620 9697 (Mon-Fri 10:00am-10:00pm, Weekends 2:00pm-10:00pm) Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Calm (charity aiming to help men’s mental health) Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5:00pm-midnight every day)

Switchboard (lgbt+ advice and mental health hotline) Call: 0300 330 0630 (10:00am-10:00pm everyday) Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

7 Cups of Tea (online counselling service) www.7cups.com

Young Minds (young people’s mental health charity) www.youngminds.org.uk Text: YM to 85258 (for urgent help)

Be Mindful (for mindfulness/meditation/calming tools) www.bemindful.co.uk

Anxiety UK (for help, resources and information on anxiety) www.anxietyuk.org.uk Email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk

Student Listeners (Cranbrook School’s student peer listening service) www.studentlisteners.com

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