Wellbeing and Mental Health

Wellbeing and Mental Health at Coombswood School

At Coombswood School we are committed to providing all our children with rich and diverse experiences which promote their wellbeing, as well as their personal and social development.

We know that in order to secure positive outcomes for our learners, promoting and prioritising positive mental health is essential.

We ensure that all learners have a wellbeing check-in every morning before their day starts. This provides an opportunity for them to work through any concerns, worries or problems they may have encountered the day before or during their journey into school. We want learners to feel confident, comfortable and ready for their learning to begin, every day.

We offer additional  ‘nurture sessions’ at lunch time for those learners who struggle with emotional regulation and need additional support to engage with their peers during break times.

We have a Wellbeing Lead in school who is here to support learners and our staff team. Our Wellbeing Champion manages a number of initiatives designed to promote a healthy and proactive environment, and to create a sense of community and belonging for all members of the school community.

Young Minds

“We know parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. It can feel especially hard if your child’s mood and behaviour seem different and you’re not sure why, or what you can do to help. But you are not alone.” (Young Minds 2020)

Young Minds Parent Support 

YoungMinds offers free confidential online and telephone support to anyone worried about the emotional and mental wellbeing of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

  • call the free parents’ helpine on 0808 802 5544 from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
  • email parents@youngminds.org.uk and YoungMinds will respond to your query within 3 working days

MindEd for Families

MindEd for families is a branch of MindEd, intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people.

MindEd is an online e-portal offering free, simple advice about children and young people’s mental health for all adults.

Although MindEd is aimed at professionals, parents and carers may also find the information helpful.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Dudley and Walsall

In an emergency related to a young person’s mental health then the Dudley CAMHS Crisis Team can be contacted on 01384 324689 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, or out of hours on 01922 607000.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Sandwell

In an emergency related to a young person’s mental health then the Sandwell CAMHS Crisis Team can be contacted on 07816 075218 from 8:00am – 8:00pm.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Wolverhampton

In an emergency related to a young person’s mental health then the Wolverhampton CAMHS Crisis Team can be contacted on 01902 444021 from 8:00am – 8:00pm.

Other Useful Links

We are advocates of the NHS’s Every Mind Matters campaign and are pleased to share a number of resources below which can support in times of emotional distress or overwhelm.