Social, Emotional and Mental Health
The team here at Bedford are fully committed to ensuring that every child receives the support they need in order to meet their full potential. This means attending to their social, emotional and mental well-being. Whilst this can be addressed through PSHE sessions, some children require additional support to help them in these areas. You can find details of our PSHE scheme of work on the curriculum section of the website.
Well Young Person Team
We are lucky to be working in conjunction with the Well YP Team. The team work hard to provide our children with support to meet their social and emotional needs and ultimately to help them achieve better mental health. The support is offered on a needs basis, is often delivered through 1:1 sessions and tailored to the specific requirements of each individual child.
Having a sleep issue is surprisingly common. At any given time this affects up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis). These problems are typically persistent and do not resolve themselves without intervention.
Families often don't know where to seek help and yet issues can often be nipped in the bud with basic and accessible interventions.
The National Sleep Helpline 03303 530 541
The National Sleep Helpline helps anyone with sleep issues including adults, parents and young people. The helpline is available from 7pm and 9pm, Sunday to Thursday on 03303 530 541.
Poor sleep can affect anyone and it can be a major stress for parents whose own sleep can be impaired by their children's difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or staying in their own bed, leading to greater stress.
Sleep Resources for Parents
You can find some ideas for wellbeing apps here: https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-wellbeing-apps-for-kids
Information about Mental Health in children: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people
Please see the links below for resources to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.