Mental health support for you and your family:
At Barnes Junior School, we aim to provide a positive, aspirational learning environment to support all our students in improving their life chances. In order to achieve this, we work in partnership with carefully selected outside agencies. This includes I.M.P.A.C.T North East counselling service, which is available to offer your child emotional support within school.
I.M.P.A.C.T. North East can also offer support to family members - in order to access the support, please ring or text 07803 595 387 stating your name and the name of the school. Sharon will then allocate your call to one of their counsellors who will contact you to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com your request.
Mental Health Quiz
Durham & Sunderland –
I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast have various resources which we can email to families which they can complete together with their children. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A worry booklet you and your children can complete together.
- Through my window, a really good interactive tool for children and families to explore the world through their children’s eyes.
- Friends resilience program activities to support anxiety.
- A problem solving self-help sheet, which can be accessed from the I.M.P.A.C.T website, helping children to develop positive thinking patterns:
Looking after your mental health
The NHS's Every Mind Matters campaign has now released expert advice on how best to look after mental wellbeing while staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The advice contains practical steps a person can take and includes videos, tutorials and links to other useful resources: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/