Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Here at Mill Lane Primary school we take mental health very seriously and provide a platform of support with liaising agencies to support both the children and the parents.
We are also proud to state we are a school which is part of the MHST network of schools with a dedicated EMHP (Educational Mental health practitioner). What does that mean??? Using our processes within school we initially focus with short term immediate strategies working with one of our pastoral interventions - this could take the form of small group activities or in a very small number of cases 1:1. Following these interventions, if your child still requires further support, either at school or at home, a referral can be made through MHST school lead Mrs Wilby where a discussion meeting takes place to further gather information and the correct referral can be made. MHST deal with low level mental health concerns such as worries, Low mood, Loss and grief to name a few, any questions please contact the school.
The needs maybe more for the individual, and a Thrive referral may be necessary, where the referral goes to panel and looks at potentially CHEWS counselling service and emotional health workers, or CAHMS, Neuro-developmental pathway for ASC/ ADHD or LOCALA where again we have a dedicated Consultant worker assigned to the school.
Please find below useful website links please click on the links provided for immediate support for issues surrounding Mental health.
Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust is an independent charity, working closely with NHS and Kirklees Council health and care services. Our staff and volunteers provide essential services supporting the health and wellbeing of Kirklees children, young people and families. Northorpe Hall has accessibility for support from CAHMS, CHEWS, Thrive, LOCALA, also workshops are available for Parents/ Carers and young people.
Our workshops are provided both in person and online. It will be stated on the booking form which workshop will be in person and which you can access online. The sessions are interactive, giving you an opportunity to share and engage in activities. Please don't be shy, we're all in the same boat!
We'll require an email address as part of booking a place. If you're accessing our workshops online, you'll need a computer/laptop and a quiet space for 90 minutes for each session.
LOCALA is a not for profit organisation which is proud to provide a variety of NHS community healthcare services to people in Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford. Numerous service are available for both Adults and children, from a Mental Health prospective 0-19 Practitioners offer a number of interventions to support being part of Thrive. Click the link below to see the list of available services.
The Calderdale and Kirklees Single Point of Access team (SPA) ensures that all urgent and routine referrals for Trust mental health services from GPs, and other statutory and third sector referrals are processed and responded to in a timely way, following a triage process.
Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.
The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan – strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.