Do you have concerns about your child's wellbeing?
When young people have positive mental health and develop their coping skills, it can help them boost their resilience, self-esteem and confidence. It can also help them learn to settle themselves, feel calm, and engage positively with their education.
At Beechwood, we care about your child's wellbeing and are able to offer a number of services, which include referrals to CAMHS (external service), The Mental Health Support Team, School Counsellor and ELSA (Internal services).
How do you raise a concern?
You would need to contact your child's form tutor and give them detailed information about your concern. For example, if your child is struggling with anxiety, let the form Tutor know when they are likely to feel anxious, how often it may happen, when you first noticed it and what coping mechanisms your child may have. This enables the tutor to complete an internal referral form, to ensure the right support is put in place.
Self Support Services
There are services that can be accessed direct by parents such as
www.youngminds.org.uk have a parent helpline
www.kooth offer free, safe and anonymous support
number22.org provide free, confidential counselling services for young people in Slough
www.samaritans offer a 24-hour helpline (or call 116 123 free from any phone)
Children’s Mental Health Week (6th-12th February 2023) Parent webinar
The Mental Health Support Team has pre-recorded a webinar for parents/carers about supporting children and young people, for Children’s Mental Health Week (6th-12th February 2023).
The webinar includes practical coping strategies and tools to support you as parents and carers to utilise with your children during these challenging times and stressing the importance of your own mental wellbeing. They have also included some information about the Mental Health Support Team, how to refer and helpful resources and organisations.