Mental Health Support

Educator Solutions. Wellbeing for Education Return webinars

Every school can take advantage of two interactive webinars fully funded by the DfE and DfHSC as part of a nationally developed training package. Customised by local experts, these webinars are designed to support schools to develop a whole school approach to address specific concerns related to mental health and emotional wellbeing.

DFE Wellbeing in Education training advocates a whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health.  Within that framework it is recommended that we are able to measure wellbeing and provide the appropriate support. 

Wellbeing for Education Return webinars DOWNLOAD

Link to training dates and times on Norfolk County Council websiteHERE

Link to training dates and times on Educator Solutions websiteHERE

Book a placeHERE


We are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities.

Supporting education staff – HERE

School Leaders’ wellbeing pilot service HERE

Employee Assistance Programme – HERE

No matter what you’re going through, we’re always here for you, day or night, all the time. Call us. You’ll feel better.

In these unprecedented times we are here for you. No matter what you’re feeling, our free, confidential helpline is always here 24/7. Night or day, our trained counsellors are here to listen to you without judgement and help you find a way forward, whatever your worries or concerns and feel better. Our helpline is free and available to all serving and retired teachers, lecturers and staff in education (primary, secondary, further or higher education) in England, Wales and Scotland 24/7, 365 days a year.

HELPLINE UK-wide: 08000 562 561 day or night. Helpline posterDOWNLOAD

Txt: 07909 341229 (answered within 24 hours)

https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/


MAP. Link Project

The Link Project is part of the Point 1 service and is a consortium which comprises Ormiston Families, MAP and Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT).  Together, we aim to improve children and young people’s mental health through increased collaborative multi-agency working, improved communication and by offering training around children young people’s mental health to staff in universal settings in Norfolk and Waveney.

We are offering staff from universal settings (school staff, Early Years providers, GP practice professionals, health visitors and children centre staff) the opportunity to attend a free two day foundation training to become a Mental Health Champion for children and young people. The training covers topics such as child development, communication, information sharing, common mental health issues and guidance on how to refer into specialist services. 

More informationHERE


The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a booklet for primary and secondary schools to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help children and young people in their care.

The booklet, developed with our child mental health experts, explains in simple terms what to do if you are worried about a child or young person in your school, and includes information on a range of topics including anxiety, low mood and self-harm.

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools bookletHERE

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Secondary Schools bookletHERE

Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools bookletHERE

Mental Health Toolkit for SchoolsHERE

Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care.

More information on Schools in MindHERE

https://www.annafreud.org/

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for primary schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/


Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

This online children’s mental health training course developed from our work in schools, enhances professionals’ understanding of children’s mental health and introduces approaches that foster positive wellbeing in schools and communities. We have versions for teachers, student teachers and youth workers.

We are pleased to be able to offer the course free to qualified teachers and school-based staff in the UK.

Mental Health Training Course. More information HERE

https://www.place2be.org.uk/


Phoenix Education. Reintroduction Hub

Reintroduction Hub has been created by the team at Phoenix Education specifically in response to COVID-19 and is shaped by the insight they have had from children and young people across the country and uses their expert knowledge and experience supporting mental health in educational settings. 

The PATHS team can fully fund all schools in Norfolk to access the Hub. 

For more info on the Reintroduction Hub click here. To register please email paths@norfolk.gov.uk with the school name, the SLT responsible for wellbeing & mental health and the preferred training date.

https://www.thereintroductionhub.co.uk/


Resources and materials for teachers and school staff to build their skills and make mental health and wellbeing a core, rewarding part of their job.

Young Minds School ResourcesHERE

Wellbeing Tips for School StaffHERE

Supporting your pupils through the COVID-19 pandemicHERE

Young Minds also have Mental Health Training courses. Prices start £135+ More Information – HERE

https://youngminds.org.uk/


The Norfolk County Council website has lots of Mental Health Resources available. Easy read guides, general read guides and Toolkits.

Mental Health ResourcesHERE

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) supportHERE


MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Are you an adult in crisis?

Samaritans have a free helpline you can call. It’s open 24 hours, 365 days of the year.

Call 116 123. They also offer email support. – HERE

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/

For urgent NHS mental health support

You can call for 24 hour advice and support. Find your local helpline – HERE

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline