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Marlborough Primary School

Mental Health And Wellbeing

MEET THE TEAM

STAFF

Roles and Responsibilities

PUPILS

Mental Health Mascots

Mr R Briody - SMHL Lead

Mrs Z Jaffer - SENDCo

Miss S Hinson - DSL, Pastoral Support

Mrs C McGlone - Pastoral Support, HLTA 

David - Y1

Rion - Y2

Adam - Y3

Eliza - Y3

Zachary - Y4

Abishaya - Y4

Haska - Y5

Advik - Y5

Saliha - Y6

Yusuf - Y6

SUPPORT SERVICES 

  • 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.

ELSA

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 THERAPY

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. 

COUNSELLING

 Weekly sessions delivered by two counsellors for children experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. They use methods such as play or dramatherapy to allow children to deal with difficult situations and build resilience. 

HARROW MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TEAM

At present, we are working with the Harrow Mental Health Support Team on an ad-hoc basis until they have capacity to work with our school in a more frequent and regular way. 

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:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood (secondary school age only)
  • Behavioural difficulties (primary school age only)

CHATTER MATTERS 

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 Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 12-1pm where pupils can seek advice and hopefully begin to talk their worries away.