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Health and Wellbeing

At Miers Court Primary School, we recognise and value the importance of the health and wellbeing of our entire community. This page has been created to let you know about the support available in school and to signpost to other support available in the local community or through national charities and organisations. Miers Court are not affiliated with the charities and organisations below, and all links are shared in good faith.

Wellbeing and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) at Miers Court

Whole school approach to SEMH

If you think your child needs additional support with their emotional wellbeing, please speak to the class teacher in the first instance. If appropriate, this will be passed onto the AEN Lead in the school and the pastoral team will be in touch to discuss further. Please see the document below for more information about how SEMH is managed in school.

Zones of Regulation

We are introducing Zones of Regulation to Miers Court. Please have a look at the parents guide below for more information.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

We are very lucky here at Miers Court to have two qualified ELSAs, with another member of staff in the process of training. All members of the ELSA Network have undertaken specialist training from the Educational Psychology Service and have direct access to the Educational Psychologists (EPs) should they need further advice. The role of the ELSA is to support children who are having difficulty in expressing and managing their emotions. They can support with recognising emotions; self-esteem; social and friendship skills; anger management; worries; and loss and bereavement. It is important to remember that they cannot wave a magic wand and fix everything. Class teachers will refer to the AEN Lead any child they consider requiring this support.

Mental Health Support for Children

Here are some useful websites that can support children with their mental health and wellbeing.

YoungMinds

Kooth (for over 10s)

Kent Resilience Hub

Have you got a child who is 2, 3 or 4? Are you concerned about anxiety?

A guide to mental health and where to find help during Covid-19

Mental Health Support for Adults

Here are some useful websites that can support parents and the wider family with their mental health and wellbeing.

Family Lives

Kent Resilience Hub

Healthy Living

Want to become more active as a family? Active Families Medway can help support this.

We all know how important it is for our children to eat healthily so we've been asked to share this leaflet with you and hope you will find it helpful.

Community Hubs Information

Strengthening Minds Ltd. in Manchester, United Kingdom - Hiring Now | JOB  TODAY

"Hi, I'm Steve Daniels, founder of Strengthening Minds. At Strengthening Minds, our ethos is simple – help young people grow – and we continue to do just that on a daily basis. We offer young people across the country the chance to make positive changes to their lives. Through our list of personal development programmes, we can reach young people who find the school environment a tough challenge."

Strengthening Minds UK C.I.C is a community interest company with a passion to ensure that the communities in which they serve are full of opportunities that will help residents to thrive. They are a team of dedicated and committed staff, volunteers and residents, working hard to create an environment that is accessible and impactful for all that attend.

Strengthening Minds UK C.I.C provides a wide range of initiatives to support the emotional wellbeing of residents throughout the communities in which they work. Their collaborative approach enables them to work closely with partners to ensure effective and impactful services are provided. The work they carry out has no age limit, and they are committed to ensuring impactful services are implemented to meet the needs of the community as a whole. 

Strengthening Minds are now working with the charity, Baby Basics Kent to provide baby essentials for families in need across Kent. All items requested can be collected from one of the community hubs but you will need a referral from a professional working with the family. If you feel you would like some assistance, please contact Mrs Bedford via the school office - 01634 388943 or office@mcps.school