Health and Wellbeing was made a whole-school priority in 2016 and we are proud of the journey we have been on since to fully embed mental health and wellbeing through our whole-school approach. Here you can find information on our whole-school approach, as well as resources to support children, parents and carers.
To view our poster of Health and Well Being at Avenue Primary Academy click here.
Mental Health First Aiders
We have members of staff who are trained Adult Mental Health First Aiders and Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
Children’s Mental Health
Young Minds offers information to children and young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Information for children and young people about a range of feelings.
1-2-1 Counsellor Chat: Char to a counsellor on Childline about anything that is worrying you.
Young Minds Parents’ Helpline
This is a free, confidential helpline for any adult who is concerned about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544
You’re Never Too Young To Talk Mental Health: Tips for Talking for Parents and Carers
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service available 24 hours a day. It is for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Directory of Local and National Organisations that can help children and their families with mental health. – PDF
Mental Health in Schools Trailblazer Pilot
Avenue Primary Academy is taking part in a trailblazer project to improve mental health for children and young people in South West London. We have been selected as one of around 70 schools to be part of a pilot receiving extra resources to support our pupils with their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience. This is linked to a national initiative following the Government’s Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health. We are working with other selected schools in Sutton, as well as GPs and mental health professionals.
The trailblazer means that we have access to Education Wellbeing Practitioners who will offer both one-to-one support and group work sessions for our pupils, parents and carers. The sessions give children practical skills for managing a range of feelings and offer parents and carers an opportunity to practise the conversations that encourage better mental health and wellbeing.
The schools involved in the trailblazer have produced the following directory which has further support services, helplines and tips: