Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Lead
At Chorleywood Primary School we are committed to supporting the emotional well-being of the pupils, staff, and parents. We have appointed Mrs Lewis as our Mental Health Lead; she is very passionate about this area.
If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health and well-being, please contact Mrs Lewis via firstname.lastname@example.org and she will assist in any way she can.
We are delighted to be a stormbreak school. Through being involved in stormbreak we aim to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life.
Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being Policy
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust accepts referrals for children and young people requiring support for mild mental health, emotional and wellbeing concerns including anxiety, low mood, anger, behaviour, self-esteem, stress, and sleep issues. The service will also accept referrals for a range of other health issues such as healthy eating, substance misuse and sexual health. Referrals can be made by professionals, families and by young people. Referral criteria is available on the website below, or you can call the duty School Nurse to discuss any child you are concerned about on 0300 123 7572 Referrals can be made online through the following link: School nurses in Hertfordshire (hertsfamilycentres.org)
Hertfordshire support services:
As always, please always speak to your child's class teacher first if you feel your child needs support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health. However, if you wish for further advice, please use this interactive document to see the vast range of specialist support that is available for children and young people. If you need a referral from school please speak to Mrs Lewis.
- Childline – if you’re under 19, you can call 0800 1111 to talk to the helpline between 7.30am and 3.30am every day. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
- Sandbox – NHS-funded service to support children and young people in South Staffordshire and Hertfordshire with their mental health and well-being.
- Papyrus – Tel: 0800 0684141 Text: 0778 6209697 Email: email@example.com, 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and bank holidays.
- Samaritans – Call 116 123 to talk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply within 24 hours.
- Just Talk – multi-agency campaign, steered by young people.
- Hertfordshire Local Offer – The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them.
- First Step ED skills – offers free online workshops for Hertfordshire parents, carers & older siblings, who are supporting a young person with their body image, disordered eating and/or eating disorders.
- Healthy Young Minds in Herts – the Hertfordshire website for commissioned services
- With Youth – provides online support to children and young people experiencing mental ill health and/or emotional distress. Available for any Hertfordshire resident aged 5-18, as well as parents, carers and professionals.
- Child Wellbeing Practitioners – Funded for young people with anxiety, anger and low mood.
- Angels Support Group – For Parents/carers with children with ADHD and/or on the Autistic spectrum
- ADD-Vance – A Hertfordshire-based charity that supports families affected by ADHD, Autism or a related condition and the professionals who support them.
- Space – supports families of children and young people who are autistic, or have ADHD or other neurodiverse conditions.
Children's Wellbeing Practitioners Service