Children’s Mental Health & Well-being

 

 

My name is Isobel Sheard and I am the school’s Pupil-Parent Support Manager. My role is all about supporting families, in whatever capacity is needed.

 

I am also a trained Mental Health First Aider and the school’s Mental Health Champion which enables me to spot the early signs of a mental health issue and provide appropriate support or guide towards the best outside professionals. I also work alongside key members of staff in school to identify children who may be struggling and require additional pastoral, social or emotional support.

 

The children in school are able to come and see me if they need to talk, so please encourage your child to do this. We are part of the Mental Health Champions in Bradford, parents can access the website which contains useful information and support around mental health and well-being.

Mental Health Matters Website (click here)

I have also added some useful links at the bottom of the page.

I can be contacted via email any time if you wish to share your concerns or to arrange an appointment:–

i.sheard@hoylecout.bradford.sch.uk  or 01274 581898

 

Coming soon...resources for parents...

                                                      

 

 

                                                              

Useful links

Helplines:

Child-line; Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call them on 0800 1111, talk to a counselor online, send Child-line an email or post on the message boards, click here.

Young Minds; The Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25. You may have questions about a child’s behaviour, emotional well-being, or mental health condition. You may have a child who’s already been admitted to CAMHS and have questions about their treatment or want to know what to say to your GP when you visit them. Call 0808 802 5544 or visit the website for help and support, click here. 

NSPCC; If you are worried about a child you can contact their trained helpline counselors for 24/7 help, advice and support 0808 0800 5000 or visit their website for more info,click here.

The Mix; 0808 808 4994 - Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs, click here.

 

 

Services and support in Bradford and the surrounding areas:

 

Step 2; Providing Counselling services and sexual health services for the Young People and families of Bradford. Contact them on 01274 683118 or visit their website for more info, click here. 

Off The Record (@ Bradford Counselling Services); A service in Bradford City Centre providing counselling for Young People from 13 years old. Call them on 01274 733080 or visit their website for more info, click here.

Relate Bradford; Providers of counselling services to Children from age 5 and their families. Call them on 01274 726096 or visit their website, click here. 

Websites and resources:

 

Supportline; Listed on here are some helplines and websites where children and young people can get information, advice and support, click here to view their extensive list of help throughout the UK.
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust; aims to increase public awareness of the nature, symptoms and dangers of depression and reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. To visit their website for more info, click here.  

Winstons Wish; Winston’s Wish is the UK’s childhood bereavement charity. We support children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.
To visit their website, click here. 

 

 

Urgent Help:

If you are concerned that yourself or another is experiencing a Mental Health crisis there are some useful numbers to know.

First Response is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service open to all people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven experiencing a mental health crisis. You can Call First Response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01274-221181.

To access official advice given by the NHS on dealing with a mental health crisis, you can click here and see what steps to take and at which point to take those measures.