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Lavington School

EQUA Trust

Wellbeing Support Overview

Lavington Wellbeing Support

If you are worried about your own mental wellbeing or one of your friends, read the steps below to see how you can access support.

1. I want to find things out to help myself

- Go to www.onyourmind.org.uk for support including problems sleeping, anger difficulties, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

- Visit the school website for helpful resources under wellbeing or look in the library under the wellbeing section.

- Pop into one of the drop-ins with our school nurse – this is a relaxed and safe environment to speak to someone about anything you’re worried

about and you can even bring your food and a friend along with you for support.

2. I’d like my

parents/carers to get involved

 

- Ask them to check out the school website and look under wellbeing…this area is updated regularly and has links to other websites and resources

online – these are both local to Wiltshire and national lines of support.

- All parents have access to the ‘TEENTIPS’ resource – which gives lots of advice and guidance to support a range of needs.

3. I’d like to have

someone to chat to…

- Every adult in school is here to help and will be more than happy to talk through any worries you have. We appreciate this isn’t always easy during a busy school day, so why not email the teacher and ask if there’s a time during the week you can catch up with them.

- This support is extended further by your tutor and pastoral lead as they will likely know you the best.

- More regular meet-ups can be made with your pastoral manager as a next step – Mrs Read, Mrs Lanegan, and Mrs Doyle.

4. I’d like some 1 to 1 support

- We have a trained mentor and counsellor who attends school to support students with a range of needs. This is usually where opening up to a teacher isn’t quite enough or you may feel more comfortable talking to someone who sits outside of the school environment. If you would be interested in having 1 to 1 support, please see pastoral support, your tutor, or pastoral lead.

 

- As well as the lunchtime drop-in, the school nurse can help and support with wellbeing worries by appointment. She is in school weekly. Again, if you would like confidential and impartial support, please see any of your pastoral support channels.

5. I’ve tried the above but would like more

support…

- The next level of support would likely be a CAMHS referral. CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. It’s likely that by doing one of the above steps first, you will be directed to support from CAMHS if you still need further support.

- If you have concerns yourself or about someone else in the school community, or feel you need urgent support, please follow the usual steps of

talking to any trusted adult in school – we are all here to listen and help.

- If you would like to refer yourself to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) there’s an easy form online to complete – just google search CAMHS self-referral, or follow this link… https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/refer/