Zaytouna Primary School takes the mental health and wellbeing of the school community seriously. We have 2 fully trained Mental Health First Aiders – Miss Storer and Miss Shah.
Mental health and wellbeing plays a vital role in education and impact on our students’ learning. Here at Zaytouna Primary School we are committed to advancing and safeguarding students’ emotional wellbeing and good health.
This academic year the school is committed to working towards the School Mental Health Award. We have already successfully gained the Award at bronze level. This is supported by the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University who say “The Department for Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes; the Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and provides a framework for educational institutions to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.”
You can find more information and resources on local and national help available to you below. Please feel free to contact Ms. Shah should you require signposting to support that may not be mentioned below.
Your GP They will be able to provide help and advice. Your GP can also provide access to appropriate specialist services and local organisations.
Call 111 You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
NHS mental health services Find local mental health services on the NHS website. http://www.nhs.uk
Childline Free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.
Mind – Infoline Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help.
0300 123 3393, text number: 86463
SANE Provides practical help, emotional support and specialist information for people aged 16 and over with mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
0300 304 7000
Supportline Confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
Beat Provides helplines, self-help groups and online support to anyone affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677,
Youthline: 0808 801 0711,
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
The Samaritans The Samaritans provide a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal.
NSPCC Provides helplines and information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding children.
0808 800 5000
Young Minds Young Minds has a Parent Helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person.
0808 802 5544
Youth Wellbeing Directory
Helps you find support for mental health and wellbeing of young people up to age 25 across the UK.
Free resource about mental health and addiction issues. It has advice and documents on issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, bipolar, eating disorders and coping.
Provides a comprehensive list of mental health helplines in the UK.
Mental Health Foundation This website offers a wide range of information about mental health issues.
Health Talk Online
Aims to provide balanced information about the experience of everyday life with a range of health conditions and issues, what to expect both physically and mentally, overcoming practical difficulties, making decisions about treatment and talking to health professionals.
YouthinMind is an online resource for information about mental health and offers brief assessments. It also provides links to other useful books, websites and services. http://youthinmind.info/py/yiminfo/