Mental Health and Well-being
The World Health Organisation states that "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" and that "mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
Mental health and well-being are fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, feel, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life and the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health is a vital concern of individuals and communities. At Wadebridge School we feel that good mental health and well-being can best be realised through creating a whole school culture that seeks to promote positive relationships throughout our community and implementing targeted and specific actions to promote the health and well-being of our students, parents and staff. In order to help us achieve this we are using the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mantal Health in Schools award as a recognised and respected quality mark in this area. More details of this scheme can be accessed here
A variety of resources to support young people and their parents experiencing problems with mental health can be found here
MindEd for families
has a wealth of high quality resources on topics such as: parenting tips; talking to a teenager; building confidence and resilience; anger and aggression; sleep difficulties, family relationship problems; drug and alcohol use; eating disorders; poor concentration and over-activity; flashback, trauma and bullying; mood swings and muddled thinking; sex and sexuality; autistic spectrum disorders, tics and twitches ...
is a website designed to give information relating to mental health conditions and medication.
Di Lobbett's website Potent Parenting
has many useful resources relating to bringing up children - Di works with the school on a regular basis and we can arrange for parents to receive a consultation.
The following articles and videos have been created by Pooky Knightsmith, an internationally respected commentator and writer on child and adolescent mental health.