Bacton Primary School is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all our students.
At Bacton, we take a whole-school approach to mental health and we encourage our students to think about their mental and physical wellbeing by sharing relevant information during tutor time, through our assemblies, within the curriculum and in our school bulletins.
Our team of staff, including our Mental Health Lead and our Mental Health First Aiders, all focus on assessing pupils' individual needs and help them to access the right kind of support. The support offered to school by the Mental Health Support Team allows staff to gain valuable advice and guidance in order to signpost students or parent/carers to the most appropriate support.
Our school Mental Health Lead is Mrs McKendrick (AHT Inclusion)
Suffolk County Council: Mental Health and Wellbeing
- We recommend that you access the following link. You will find support and advice about mental health and wellbeing, including local organisations, support groups and information: Suffolk Care and Support
- We advise that if you are seriously concerned about your child’s mental wellbeing that you request an emergency appointment with your GP. In extreme circumstances, you can visit your local A & E department
Below is a list of useful websites that can provide valuable information, advice, guidance and support to young people and their families about mental health as well as some free online courses to engage with:
Mind - provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
NHS medical advice
Rethink improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
Anxiety UK offer an extensive range of support services designed to help control anxiety.
Are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Support families and carers of and individuals who self harm.
Harmless is a passionate organisation which works to address and overcome issues related to self-harm.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health
Self harm leaflet
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is the name for NHS-provided services in the United Kingdom for children, generally until school-leaving age, who are having difficulties with their emotional well-being or are deemed to have persistent behavioural problems.
Understanding mental health can be a complex and daunting thing, not only for the child/young person but also for family members and those caring for them. Please find below some useful resources to support you:
Suffolk Mind provides resources for adults and children to help them stay well. Anyone who needs support can contact their friendly team by telephoning 0300 111 6000 between Monday and Friday. More information is available at www.suffolkmind.org.uk
Emotional Wellbeing Hub
If you or your friends need emotional wellbeing support, 0 to 25-year olds can get confidential information, advice and support from the Emotional Wellbeing Hub. This service is only available to families in East and West Suffolk. Telephone 0345 600 2090, (open Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 19:30). There is currently a high demand for this service which is affecting referral waiting times.
For more information go to Get emotional wellbeing support from the Emotional Wellbeing Hub (thesource.me.uk)