· Positive reinforcement and celebration of achievement (e.g. positive statements about pupils on the monitor in the dining room for subject awards, attendance, star of the week etc.).
· Mental Health first aider information posters, details of sources of help and facts about common mental health issues on displays in corridors
· Assembly and PSHE lessons on mental health issues.
· Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders
· Positive phone calls to parents and carers at least weekly
· Copies of achievement certificates sent home immediately on receipt
· Positive postcards home.
· Vocational courses available in understanding mental health conditions
· Information sharing is in a child centred manner.
· ‘Kalmer Counselling’ on site 1.5 days per week + some additional referrals.
· Staff training on mental health issues, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid etc.
· 1:1 Teaching Assistant or Form Tutor talk time
· Information on where to get support emailed to pupils
· Sharing information and good practice with all staff who work with the young person
· Use of CPOMS (secure and confidential reporting software)
· Contact with home and other professionals when there is a concern
· Support parents/carers/young person to contact their GP or CYPS/CAMHS as appropriate
· Use of 'The Hub' - time out space in adjacent building with trained staff on hand to talk
Referrals to Kalmer Counselling, Educational
Psychology, Connexions, Single Point of Access and CYPS/CAMHS (Child and
Adolescent Mental Health Services)