MH & WELLBEING
Mental Health And Wellbeing
MEET THE TEAM
Roles and Responsibilities
Mental Health Mascots
Mr R Briody - SMHL Lead
Mrs Z Jaffer - SENDCo
Miss S Hinson - DSL, Pastoral Support
Mrs C McGlone - Pastoral Support, HLTA
Miss N Byrne - EYFS/KS1
Mrs P Sharma - PSHE Lead
Tobi - 1 Anning
Darcey - 1 Manrique
Cleo - 1 Rashford
Aariya - 2 Johnson
Kai - 2 Monet
David - 2 Paddington
Rion - 3 Armah
James - 3 Athena
Alex - 3 Gutenberg
Kloi - 4 Kirby
Alessia - 4 Peaty
Eliza - 4 Steel
Shrreya - 5 Armstrong
Zachary - 5 Kelper
Natalia - 5 Parks
Jay - 6 Beeton
Vivaan - 6 Ismay
Advik - 6 Newton
- Good thinking: Mental health resources for Londoners supported by the NHS, GLA and Public Health England.
- 5 steps to mental wellbeing: hints from the NHS to help you feel more positive.
- ACAS: gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.
- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust: information for carers. Caring responsibilities can be stressful and negatively impact a carers’ own health and wellbeing.
- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Recovery College: a range of educational courses, workshops and resources free to people who use Central and North West London NHS Foundation services, their supporters, friends, family, carers and staff. Free to people who have been discharged from the Trust’s services within the last 12 months.
- Debt advice: no matter how desperate things seem, there are ways to manage your debts.
- Harrow CAMHS: provides community mental health services to children and young people up to the age of 18 with complex mental health difficulties, and their families.
- Harrow Horizons: a targeted mental health and wellbeing service for children and young people delivered throughout the community of Harrow.
- Harrow Talking Therapies: a range of Talking Therapies in Harrow for people who feel anxious and worried or down and depressed.
- Keeping well: an online resource for health and care staff
- Kooth: an online mental wellbeing community for young people
- Mental Health Foundation: anyone can follow this advice, which is free. Why not start today?
- Mental health helpline and websites: collected resource guide from the NHS showing contact details for a range of charities and support groups.
- Mind in Harrow Mental Health Information Directory: a directory contains listings for organisations and services that can help people in Harrow with many mental health and related issues.
- More steps to wellbeing: suggestions from Mind to help your mental health and wellbeing
- Need to Talk: counselling services in Harrow. Funded by the National Lottery, the charity offers a non-judgemental, understanding and safe place where concerns and issues can be worked on and explored by a fully qualified counsellor on a one-to one basis.
- NHS Every Mind Matters: General mental health support and specific help for those anxious about coronavirus and its effects.
- NHS mindfulness resources: Reconnecting with the world around us and improving awareness of our own bodies can help with a variety of mental health issues.
- Samaritans: Call 116 123. Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure.
- Shout text crisis service: 85258
- Young Harrow Foundation: a membership organisation that supports voluntary organisations delivering services and activities for children and young people in Harrow.
To further develop our Mental Health and Wellbeing provision at Marlborough, we are delighted to announce that Miss Hinson has taken on the role of Emotional Learning Support Assistant (ELSA). Please see the informative leaflet below which outlines the important work she will be undertaking with selected pupils across the school.
LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for young people with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties. Children work together to build LEGO models and through this, have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.
Weekly sessions delivered by two counsellors for children experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. They use methods such as art or movement therapy to allow children to deal with difficult situations and build resilience.
The DfE recommend the use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with children and adolescents to help them improve and manage their own mental health. The targeted interventions we facilitate, use proven, evidence-based CBT principles and techniques. Effective intervention coupled with developing positive relationships with pupils gives students the tools they need to succeed whilst helping them to develop their distress-tolerance and resilience.
HARROW MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TEAM
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Harrow's NHS Mental Health Support Team who will be working at Marlborough every Monday.
The Mental Health Support Teams are an early intervention service who work in partnership with local schools to offer a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
They offer individual and group work through effective, low-intensity, interventions for children, young people, and their families, who are experiencing:
- Low mood (secondary school age only)
- Behavioural difficulties (primary school age only)
We believe 'Chatter Matters' and that talking can help to relieve anxieties and stresses acquired from living in the modern world. Mrs McGlone is running a drop-in session in our new library every Tuesday and Thursday between 12-1pm where pupils can seek advice and hopefully begin to talk their worries away.
BIANNUAL PUPIL WELLBEING QUESTIONNAIRE
All pupils Y1-Y6 will complete the Wellbeing Measurement Framework for Primary Schools developed by the Child Outcomes Research Consortium biannually. The questionnaires have been chosen to measure key aspects of wellbeing and resilience. They also provide a snapshot of the strengths and challenges students are facing, which are then used to target support.
MARLBOROUGH'S MAGICAL MOMENTS
Marlborough's Magical Moments is dedicated time every week for each class to focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Collectively, teachers and pupils use the session to delve deeper into the challenges students are facing, identified through classroom observations and the pupil wellbeing questionnaires.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENTS
Mental Health and Wellbeing events such as 'World Mental Health Day' and 'Children's Mental Health Week' are consistently celebrated across the school. Please see our School Newsletters for full updates.
Mental Health and Wellbeing is also fully embedded within our PSHE and RSE Curriculum. Upon leaving Year 6, pupils should know:
- that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
- that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations.
- how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
- how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
- the benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.
- simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
- isolation and loneliness can affect children and that it is very important for children to discuss their feelings with an adult and seek support.
- that bullying (including cyberbullying) has a negative and often lasting impact on mental wellbeing.
- where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing or ability to control their emotions (including issues arising online).
- it is common for people to experience mental ill health. For many people who do, the problems can be resolved if the right support is made available, especially if accessed early enough.