Supporting your child's Wellbeing
WHAT WE CAN DO ...
At Castle, we are able to take a number of routes to support your child’s mental heath and wellbeing.
If you have a concern about your child, please contact the office to arrange to speak to Mrs Bright (Pastoral Lead) or Mrs Marriott (SENCO/Assistant Head).
Mrs Bright and Mrs Marriott are able to refer you and your child to a range of services including the Mental Health Support Team who are based on site at Castle.
For more information about the service please follow this link: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/banes/mhst/
WHAT YOU CAN DO ...
In the meantime, there are a number of things you can do while you wait to speak to a member of the school team.
Here are some links to a range of helpful websites and resources for supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing:
The Anna Freud centre, support for parents and families- https://www.annafreud.org/
Shout, a texting service responded to 24 hours a day. Text 85258 - https://giveusashout.org/
Kooth, an online mental health support site - https://www.kooth.com/
Happy Maps, an online signposting resource, giving links and numbers for a range of services tailored to specific age and mental health concern - https://happymaps.co.uk/
Nip in the bud, films explaining a range of different mental health issues - https://nipinthebud.org/
Young Minds, an online support service for children, parents and professionals - https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
HarmLESS, self-harm and suicide prevention - https://harmless.org.uk/
Boys in mind, a mental health charity dedicated to removing the stigma of poor mental health in males - https://boysinmind.co.uk/
IN AN EMERGENCY
If your child needs urgent support for their mental health and this cannot wait, please call 999 or take your child to A & E at your local hospital.