Mental Health and Wellbeing
Policy and statement of intent
Kirby Primary Academy is passionate about supporting our children and families with their own well being and mental health needs. As a staff we have well being as a regular agenda item. We also have access to a lot of support and help available. If you need any support please speak to us in confidence so that we can signpost you in the right direction.
We work with an early support group Tendring Families First who provide a whole family support for our families.
Tendring Families First is a local Charity providing early intervention and holistic support for children and families across one of the most deprived districts in the UK, Tendring.
They support families struggling with multiple complex issues including poverty, family breakdown, isolation, mental health and behavioural challenges.
Tendring Families First works with the Child and their Families along with other key stakeholders including schools and multi-agency professionals. They primarily focus on children aged 5-11 years, as there is now a substantial body of evidence to support the argument that meeting the needs of Families and children at the earliest opportunity will develop the resilience and self-efficacy for good outcomes. Early Help is about taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for children and families before they become entrenched and more difficult to reverse. Early Help provides the right support at the right time and done well, supports children, young people, and their parents and carers to build their resilience, so that problems do not escalate, and they are able to thrive and live happily in their communities.
Tendring Families First key priorities are: Strengthening Parental Capacity, Improving Family Relationships, Improving Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health, Improved School Attendance & Attainment & Improved Self Esteem & Confidence.
Examples of the types of support that Tendring Families First can offer are:-
- Parenting & Family Support
- Specialist Support for Parents & Families of Children with Additional Needs
- Theraplay – Therapist & Dyadic Development Psychotherapist to offer Attachment focused therapy for children who have suffered ‘Trauma’
- Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Counselling & Psychotherapy for Children
- Psychologist – Offering Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Parenting Programmes – to include Parenting Together & Triple P Fearless – Anxiety
- Therapeutic 1:1 Support for Identified Children.
- Bespoke Training
Please speak to one of our safeguarding team if you feel you could benefit from this support. Or email [email protected].