We take mental health very seriously at Sturton by Stow Primary School and are committed to providing support to children or families who are struggling for any reason.
We are linked with the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) provided by the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Together, we can provide intervention for children with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
The Mental Health Support Team can help with:
If the school believes a child needs to be referred, we will always request consent from the child’s parent/carer prior to starting the referral process.
If you wish to discuss your child’s mental health, please speak to your child's class teacher or with Mrs Desforges who is the mental health lead in school.
Below are some useful services you can access.
Useful apps and websites for children
Headspace for kids
We follow the NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing in school and base our Feel Good Friday activities around these 5 areas.
Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. They can:
Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing by:
Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by:
Even if you feel like you do not have enough time, or you may not need to learn new things, there are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.
Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by:
It could be small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community.
Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing. This includes your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.
Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Read more about mindfulness, including steps you can take to be more mindful in your everyday life.
Other ideas to help improve wellbeing:
Sensory and craft activities: