Mental Health and Wellbeing
Here at Norwood we are aware that, on average, around five children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges ranging from bullying to bereavement.
We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone and Norwood staff have been trained to develop their understanding of children’s mental health and introduce approaches that foster positive wellbeing in our schools and our community.
We are a ROAR School
We have adopted the ROAR response to help our children build their resilience and maintain positive mental health. We have trained Y4 and Y5 children as ROAR Rockets who are on the playground ready to listen, support and help all the children build resilience. Mrs Taylor and Mrs Brookfield have produced a video of the parent session they delivered. Please Click Here to find out more about ROAR.
Click here Logo design slideshow to see a slideshow of some of the many entries we had for the competition to design a logo for our Roar Rockets
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community which offers free,safe and anonymous support for children 10 years and above. We feel this service is ideal to support the wellbeing and resilience of our children. Kooth provides a safe, secure means of accessing help via the internet.
By accessing Kooth pupils can benefit from:
- A free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online
- Out of hours availability. Counsellors are available from 12 noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis
- Online counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessons or messaging on a drop-in basis or via booked sessions
- Discussion boards which are pre-moderated allowing young people to access peer to peer support
- Online magazine full of moderated atricles many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics
No referral is required. Young people can register for Kooth independently at www.kooth.com
To find out more watch the video below or vist www.kooth.com
The following websites offer further information and support: