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.
At Merley we use Zumos to teach children the skills to take control of their own mental health, by building powerful resilience, wellbeing and self-confident individuals who are self-motivated and empowered. All children receive a log in from school which can be used at home. Parents and families can work in partnership with school to support well being.
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: