School Direct Partnership

Community, Compassion, Thanksgiving, Trust, Friendship & Forgiveness

OUR MISSION

WE ARE A COMMUNITY SHOWING THE LOVE OF CHRIST THROUGH FRIENDSHIP, COMPASSION AND THANKSGIVING

OUR COMMITMENT

WE SEEK OUT GIFTS AND TALENTS AND DEVELOP THEM TO THE FULL

OUR AMBITION

WE INSPIRE OUR PUPILS TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC HEIGHTS OF WHICH THEY ARE CAPABLE IN A HAPPY, SAFE AND VIBRANT ENVIRONMEMNT

OUR AIM

EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE

Mental Health & Wellbeing

SOURCES FOR PARENTS TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

Fresh – CAMHS: http://www.freshcamhs.org/

Liverpool CAMHS: https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/

Talk Liverpool: https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/

YPAS: http://www.ypas.org.uk/

Mood Juice: http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/

Overcoming: http://www.overcoming.co.uk/single.htm?ipg=4795

NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/anxiety-in-children.aspx#makes

NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-stress-anxiety.aspx

Mental Health Foundation’s Guide for Parents and Carers:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/mental-health-schools-make-it-count-parents-carers-guide.pdf

Secondary School self care for the summer: 

https://www.annafreud.org/schools-and-colleges/resources/selfcaresummer-secondary-pack/

 

OPERATION ENCOMPASS

We participate in a project in partnership with Merseyside Police called Operation Encompass alongside all other schools in Liverpool.  The project, aims to support children who are affected by domestic abuse.  Each school has a member of staff who is trained to liaise with the police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child.  If you would like to speak to someone further about the project or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs K Graham (admin@blanch.org.uk).

 

YOUNG CARERS

Not all children get to live a carefree life with the simple things many other children take for granted, because they are caring for someone in their family who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or struggling with alcohol or substance abuse. Young carers take on a lot of responsibilities, including washing and dressing the person they’re caring for and looking after younger siblings – plus domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and shopping. That’s a lot to take on for a young person and many don’t realise they are doing anything special. Sometimes their additional responsibilities mean that young carers miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn.

What might a Young Carer do?

  • Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
  • Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed.
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
  • Helping to give medicine.
  • Helping someone communicate.

At Archbishop Blanch School we know that all families are different and will have a range of needs and requirements. Helping with household chores is a good way to teach our children to be independent and self-sufficient when they grow up. We just want to acknowledge that there are children in the community who are helping their parents, siblings or their extended family and without them, those jobs just wouldn’t get done. If you think your child has or is currently taking on a caring role then please let us know. All we want to do is support children and give them the help they need and deserve. This may simply be greater flexibility around homework or a listening ear but, without being told we may never know that a child needs help.

 

If you would like to discuss further, please get in touch with your child’s pastoral lead.  The following links may provide further information.

 

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/young-carers/

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/help-for-young-carers/

 

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/support-hub/young-carers

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing:

Kooth

Kooth is an NHS accredited online counselling service commissioned by Liverpool CAMHS to provide support for young people in Merseyside.  Students have received information sessions in school and are aware of the service.  Please click on the links below fur further information.

https://www.kooth.com/

KOOTH PARENT & CARER BROCHURE

 

Click here to find out information about” Qwell” –a free, safe and anonymous online well-being platform that is now available for all adults in Liverpool (26+).

Click here to download guidance for parents and carers from Public Health England to support children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to access resources and support for children from Childline.

Click here to download a list of resources and organisations where pupils and parents can access mental health support when pupils are not at school.

Click here to access mental health support when not in school

Click here to find out how to sign up to “Kooth” which is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering counselling, information, and forums for children and young people

Mind Healthy @ Home Booklet

Click the links below to download a booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home.

Mind Healthy booklet for families of secondary aged pupils

Supporting Children’s Mental Health During Social Distancing/Self-Isolation

A Whole School Approach to Mental Health resource collection to help adults support children and young people during this period is available here

There are resources which support children and families with their emotional wellbeing.

Childline Calmzone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

Headspace https://www.headspace.com/

Neuro Love – mental and emotional health support for pupils aged 13-18

A digital platform, specifically aimed at 13-18-year olds and focusing on maintaining their well-being. The online platform enables young people to book one-to-one sessions online and chat directly with trained mentors and therapists and reduce feelings of loneliness. It also features a wealth of activities, resources and tips to help youngsters manage their emotional and mental health, from group therapy and creative classes to fitness and relaxation exercises. This has been developed in conjunction with Liverpool City Council via the Virtual School who have responsibility for Looked After Children but it is fully accessible to all young people.

Support for Parents

Parenting Through Covid 19 – One city. One Effort – https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/parenting-through-covid-19/

This site has lots of signposting to services and helpful tips for parents from home learning advice to wellbeing support.

Supporting SEND pupils and families

In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool Local Authority’s SEND Support Services are providing advice and support to families during this difficult time, including strategies on supporting learning at home. Click here to download the contact details for the support services available.

Save the Children UK Covid-19 resource pack for families

Please click here to download a resource pack to support families with information and to support and encourage children’s learning at home during this challenging time.

Sources of Factual Information for Children:

Children will be hearing about coronavirus so it is important to share with them factual information – some resources to help with this are:

Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

Coronavirus – A Book for Children – you can download a free book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, to help to talk to children about Covid-19, by clicking here.

For children with additional needs, the following social stories may aid their understanding of the situation;

Social Story 1

Social Story 2

Social Story 3

View our
SEN Policy

View our
Accessibility Plan

View our
SEND Report