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Merley First School

Are you worried about a child's mental health

In the UK today, an estimated five children in every classroom have a mental health problem. (youngminds.org.uk)

What is Mental Ill-Health?

Mental ill-health can manifest in many different ways. A child could present with sadness, anger, low appetite, tired, emotional or just behaving differently or unusually. Changing mood is part of growing up and is perfectly normal however if a child is not bouncing back from these changing moods or you have concerns, please speak with someone.

If you are concerned about the mental health of a child please contact the school for advice.

What is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)?

CAMHS is an NHS service that supports children with serious mental health related issues. A CAMHS referral can be made by the school or via your GP. 

Further support and advice can be found on the following websites:

Young Minds

Mind Dorset

NHS

NSPCC

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