Mental Health for Parents / Carers
As a school, we are keen to help look after the mental health of parents/carers. We have carried out a number of activities this year to promote wellbeing and we have more planned for the next academic year:
- There are leaflets containing information on various mental health conditions, which are available from Evelyn in the Whitehouse Centre.
- Evelyn has been trained as a Mental Health First Aider. This means she has an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. Please speak to her if you are concerned about your mental health as she will be able to guide you to further support.
- Wellbeing Champions – Please speak to Evelyn if you are interested in this role. Wellbeing Champions are dedicated parents, who have an important role in school and help to reduce the stigma around mental health. This would involve regular meetings with Evelyn and help to develop our wellbeing practice, provide feedback on wellbeing activities and suggest how we can develop wellbeing further.
- Throughout the year, we offer numerous coffee mornings. The aim is to provide other parents and carers with the opportunity to meet new people and discuss ways to become a part of our school community. We have more coffee mornings planned for next year.
- Over the past year, our school has hosted a number of courses for parents/carers which aimed to help improve their overall wellbeing. These include Time Out for Parents: Children with SEND, Wellness Workshop, a Parents/Carers Household Wellbeing Workshop and we are planning a Dad's Parenting Course.
If you have any further queries regarding any of the above, please contact Evelyn on 0161 437 2872 or firstname.lastname@example.org