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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.