Treloweth School’s Pupil Wellbeing Team
(Mrs Stoddern, Mrs Walpole, Mrs Richards and Mr McCarthy)
At Treloweth School, the happiness and wellbeing of children is at the centre of everything we do. Without a good state of wellbeing, children will not thrive in any situation, and more often than not, can be in distress. We take great care and pride in the pastoral support we offer to all children and their families.
We can support children and their families by supporting the child one-to-one or in small groups; discussing any issues they have in school or at home, and if needed, help gain access to outside services. Anybody can make a referral to the pastoral team through a member of the school staff or by speaking to a member of the pastoral directly.
All members of the team are ‘Trauma Informed School’ (TIS) trained along with many other interventions, for example, Draw and Talk. This enables us to best meet the needs of the children and families that we work with. TIS is based on the biggest scientific study into brain development, attachment and the arts. If you would like to know more about this, please speak to a member of the team.
We currently have a Educational Mental Health Practitioner working alongside the team to support children and families with targeted support. Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs), to provide extra capacity for early intervention and ongoing help within a school and college setting. • Mental Health Awareness Training offered to a member of staff from all state-funded secondary schools in England. Primary schools can link with their secondary schools to access this training.
Below is the outline of support with offer. Please note this is not extensive list:
If you feel your child requires additional support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health, you are invited to bring your concerns to your child’s class teacher. For more specific sign-posting or in-depth discussions, please feel free to book an appointment with one of the team.
Useful Links and Extra Information
Schools in Mind – The Anna Freud Centre
Mentally Healthy Schools
Self-help Websites for Young People
Free online support for young people. Kooth counsellors are online Monday-Friday, 12 noon-10pm and at weekends, 6pm-10pm.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you might think – three children in every classroom have a mental health problem. YoungMinds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. If you need to talk, they can let you know about organisations that listen, plus they offer online support and info.
Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person who may be experiencing difficulties. It comforts, advises and protects. So, if you are worried about anything, big or small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, Childline is there for you. You can visit the Childline Explore section for advice and information on a range of topics. You can also get support on the online message boards.
Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours and the call won’t show on your phone bill)
The Mix offers free, confidential telephone helpline finding young people the best help whatever the issue. They also provide free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.
Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm)
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Call 0116 123 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24-hour service, free if calling from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)
B-EAT Youth Helpline
Online community information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Call 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, and Saturdays, 1.00pm – 4.30pm)
Kidscape is a UK charity established specifically to prevent bullying and sexual abuse. The website offers advice and practical skills on how to deal with bullying. Remember, no-one deserves to be bullied. Nearly everyone is bullied at some time in their lives: by brothers and sisters, by neighbours, by adults or by other children/young people.
If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and quite alone, but you owe it to yourself to try and sort out the situation so that the bullying stops.
It Gets Better Project
This project offers support to young people facing harassment. It is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see clips of other people’s ‘coming out’ stories.
The death of a parent, brother or sister is one of the most fundamental losses a child will ever face. At Winston’s Wish, they believe that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. The Winston’s Wish Helpline offers support, information and guidance to all those caring for a bereaved child or young person.
Helpline 08452 03 04 05 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9.30 pm)
Valued Lives is a Cornish mental health charity that works to support the mental wellbeing of our communities by offering community based support services, wellbeing focused workshops, mental health training, enablement programmes and therapeutic activities.
Helpline 01209 901438 (Monday – Friday from 5pm)