Wellbeing at Netherton
Welcome to the Wellbeing area of our website. This is where you can find useful information on external support and resources for mental health and wellbeing. Netherton C of E Primary recognises that positive mental health and wellbeing are essential to our children to enable them to learn and achieve their full potential. We provide daily wellbeing support in class through our wellbeing check-ins and we also have in school counselling and pastoral support available.
In our school we aim to promote the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ as evidence suggests that there are five steps that you can take to improve your overall mental health and wellbeing. These five steps are: connect, be active, take notice, learn and give.
The school works alongside Reflexions (the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) – Dudley) that includes having a dedicated Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP). This means that we have the capacity to offer further support if a child is struggling with mental health issues such as low mood or anxiety.
Our Wellbeing ambassadors have now been appointed and have started their training thinking about the 5 ways to wellbeing. You will spot them around school wearing their ambassador badge.
Take a look at the link below to see the Roles and Responsibilities of our Wellbeing Ambassadors.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
Dudley Virtual School https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/learning-and-school/information-for-parents/dudley-virtual-school/supporting-learning-at-home/ provide resources to help support children and young people who may be learning at home.
Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership https://safeguarding.dudley.gov.uk/safeguarding/ provide advice about keeping everyone safe.
West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit https://westmidlands-vru.org/ aims to keep children and young people safe and to live lives free of violence.
Phase Trust https://phasetrust.org.uk/ aims to support every child and young person to believe that they have value, whether they know it or not.
Let’s Get Healthy – Dudley https://lets-get.com/ provides information and advice on how to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Dudley Safe and Sound https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/ is Dudley’s community safety partnership.
Young Minds https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, Young Minds can help.
NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children – this website contains a wealth of advice and resources.
Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/ provides support and resources for children and parents.
Blurt Foundation https://www.blurtitout.org/ aims to increase awareness and understanding of depression.
NHS – Five Ways to Wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/ evidence suggests that there are 5 steps that you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
The Children’s Society https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information information and advice covering a broad range of topics for young people and people who work with young people.
Boingboing https://www.boingboing.org.uk/resources/resilience-resources-parents-carers/ aims to model and promote resilience research and practice that challenges social inequalities, in pursuit of a loving, fun and fair world where individuals from all walks of life are valued and respected.
Place2Be https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/ Mental health support for parents and carers.
Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/ provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Kooth https://www.kooth.com/ is an online mental wellbeing community for young people.
Highbridge Road, Netherton, Dudley DY2 0HU