Clarborough Primary School

Be the best you can be!

Emotional Health & Wellbeing

At Clarborough Primary School we actively encourage our pupils to take care of their emotional health and wellbeing, in order to build healthy minds and bodies that will help them 'be the best they can be'.  We understand that without the basic emotional needs of our pupils being met, they will not be in the best position to learn and so, we do all that we can to support and help them develop life skills that they can take with them into secondary education and beyond.
 
Our designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator uses organisations such as CASY counselling services, CAMHS and Mustard Seed to provide guidance and support to our pupils and their families. Should additional needs be identified, we use other outside agencies to help support our pupils and their families as and when required.
 
Children are also taught mindfulness using the Take Five Programme developed by Each Amazing Breath.  Take Five is a safe, universal resilience building skill set based on breathing, grounding and awareness that we use through a whole school approach. Children take part in daily practices with their Teacher. Children in upper key stage two can choose to become ambassadors and take part in a training programme with our Take Five Champions (Miss Green and Miss Mayhew), allowing them to lead the breathing practices with other classes. 
 
Lastly pupils in need are able to access Emotional Literacy support from our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and her trained Assistance dog, using ELSA interventions and Drawing and Talking therapy.
Used by all full time pupils at Clarborough Primary School 
Childline is a free confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK, where you can talk about anything.  The Calm Zone has fantastic tools, strategies and games for young people to help calm them down.
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to creating a happier society by making positive changes in their personal lives, homes, workplaces and communities
Advice on healthy bodies, healthy minds and health issues
NHS 111 is a service that you can use if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do.  They have a website and a helpline.  You can also ask for a translator if you need one.

If you work with local people, or need information yourself as a resident of Nottinghamshire, then www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk is the best place to start.

This website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organisations and services including:

  • activities, groups and events in your local community
  • childcare providers
  • support for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with a special educational need and / or a disability
  • health and social care information and support for adults and children
  • workplace health schemes.
You can also call the Council’s Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80 / Relay UK:  0115 977 4050 where one of our advisors can help.
Bereavement support
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Supporting children and young people's mental health
Parent's helpline: 0808 802 5544
Nottinghamshire NHS Healthcare Child and adolescent mental health services for children and young people up to 18 years old.
The Family Service provides targeted early help support for families with worries, concerns, behaviours and conflict to help resolve significant problems.
Helpline: 0115 804 1248
 
 
CBBC Newsround is a website which keeps young people up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.  There is a website page with stories and videos dedicated to mental health and wellbeing.
Beat is a website that provides information about eating disorders, recovery and support services. Beat also provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information. 
Information and support for under 25's
Helpline: 0808 808 4994