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Last updated: March 23rd, 2022

Supporting your child with their Wellbeing

Supporting your child with their Wellbeing

Building Resilience

Through our curriculum, assemblies, form time activities and PSHE, we have a real focus on helping to develop resilience among our students. Resilient children are less afraid of making mistakes and more prepared to take risks – because they can cope if they get things wrong. They are also more able to be adaptable when they face challenges as they have developed a range of strategies to help them to overcome these. There are some fantastic resources you can access to help to support your child with this at home.

BBC Bitesize
Five ways to build your child’s resilience - BBC Bitesize
Raising resilient children

Additional Support – School Based Support

We do however understand that there may be times, for a variety of reasons, when your child is struggling and you may need some additional. We have a really clear structure of support at SJB with form tutors always being the first point of contact. Any additional support your child may need will be co-ordinated through your child’s Head of Year. We offer a wide range of additional support including:

  • Coping Strategies
  • Wellbeing Mentors
  • Small group Wellbeing Sessions (for anxiety and self esteem)
  • Bereavement support
  • Short term counselling sessions / support
  • Referrals to external / additional support

Should you feel like your child needs additional support please contact your child’s form tutor in the first instance. They will be able to pass on your concerns to the most relevant person.

Parental Guide

As a school we are regularly asked by parents and carers for advice on how to best support children with their well-being at home.

So we thought it would be helpful if we put together a booklet with strategies and organisations that have been particularly helpful / effective in the past.

Whilst this is by no means a complete picture, of every method that can be used or every organisation that can be accessed, we do hope that you will find this a helpful starting point.

Supporting your child with their Wellbeing at home
Download the booklet

External Support

There are a number of organisations who offer support for families and young people covering a range of specialities. Below are organisations which have been successfully used by families and young people in the past year.

Healthy Surrey
...Surrey is a website created by Surrey County Council to provide support for emotional wellbeing and mental health needs. The website has a range of self help resources, online help and details of where to access more help if you need it.
Children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
Someone is available 24 hours a day to listen to any concerns without judgement or pressure. Website and phone service.
Young Minds
...are an organisation who specialise in working with young people. They have a wide variety of resources on their website which cover a range of topics.
...are an online service who provide digital support to young people who are experiencing issues with their mental health. They provide articles, wellbeing ideas and online community support.
...has a wide range of resources which provide information to help your child understand how they might be feeling. They also offer a range of ideas of things that can be done to support wellbeing.
Coming out of lockdown
...is a website produced by the NHS with a range of help and advice for parents who may be concerned about their childs mental health
MindEd For Families
BEAT ...is an organisation specialising in Eating Disorders. They offer a phone and online chat support. 0808 801 0711
Chat Health
...is a confidential text messaging service for young people. You can get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support
...offers facts, advice and support on drugs and alcohol. They operate online and via phone support.
...offers support for young people suffering bereavement. They have a website full of really useful information plus they offer online support

In a crisis situation

Should you find yourself in a situation where you need URGENT support regarding your child’s mental health or wellbeing please use the following services:

Surrey Mental Health Service offer a Mental Health Helpline

They operate 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year 0800 915 4644

If you cannot get an appointment with your GP and it is an emergency, take your child to A&E.