SEND Information for Parents and Mental Health and Wellbeing
We are committed to the inclusion of all pupils at Long Sutton Primary School.
We successfully support children with a wide range of additional needs through appropriate resources and staff expertise. The attached document details the support offered for the needs of all the children in our care, including those with SEND.
At Long Sutton Primary School, we know the importance of good mental health. Mrs Maidment is our Senior Mental Health Lead and has completed her Mental Health First Aid qualification.
Please click to see the provision map of support available for Pupils, Staff and Parents at Long Sutton Primary School
You might like to seek additional support for your child from these services:
Five ways to wellbeing resources
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are five really simple actions you can do every day to help you feel healthier, happier and more positive. Why not try a few of them and even create your own list? Encourage other family members to think about how they can make the Five Ways to Wellbeing part of everyone’s daily life at home.
When things are a bit tough, try these activities to help you to cope.
ChatHealth offers a simple, convenient & confidential text messaging service for parents of children and young people in Hampshire aged 5-19.
The ChatHealth advisor team is made up of school nurses working within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. These nurses all have extensive experience of working with and supporting parents of children and young people.
ChatHealth allows parents in Hampshire to text messages to a dedicated number 07507 332417; the messages are then delivered to a secure website. Once received, the school nurse will respond to the text within one working day.
The Team are able to can support parents with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including healthy lifestyles, toileting, behaviour, sleep, emotional wellbeing and health conditions. As well as giving advice, the team can signpost to appropriate services and other support.
Parents are still able to request to see a School Nurse face to face in school or receive support via a telephone call.
Free, confidential counselling for 5-10 year olds across Hampshire.
Mental Wellbeing Hampshire is a partnership of organisations working to support good mental health and wellbeing in our communities.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are an NHS service that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional and psychological health, and who are suffering with acute, chronic and severe mental health problems.
Hampshire Children’s Wellbeing Support Service (You can access this via your GP)
As part of on-going work to improve neurodevelopmental services for children living in Hampshire, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCG Partnership has commissioned a new service to respond to children of primary school age, who have social, emotional and mental health needs that result in challenging/distressed behaviours. The service has been commissioned to deliver services through the winter months and if deemed successful the service will continue to be commissioned long term.
The Children’s Wellbeing Support Service provides much needed early intervention and support for parents of children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs which can present in a similar way to Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attachment Disorder, anxiety and poor emotional wellbeing.
Families identified as having difficulties such as the above can be referred to the Wellbeing Support Service who will work with parents to identify needs and recommend onward support where appropriate. By providing early, targeted support through a child-centred approach, the service aims to:
Support parent(s) to enable children to self-manage and maintain good emotional wellbeing
- Reduce inappropriate diagnosis
- Support parent(s) to enable children to get the most from their education
- Promote a healthy home environment and improve family dynamics
- Promote inclusion in schools
A dedicated team of experienced practitioners provide the following services and support for children living in Hampshire:
- Support parents to evaluate their child’s needs, behaviour and emotional wellbeing
- Support for parents/carers, including help with developing a positive home/school relationship, as well as direct work with parents/carers
- Support families regarding crisis management and conflict resolution
- Support parents to learn strategies that work for them, so that they can enable their child to self-regulate their behaviour
- Support families to develop their strengths, emotional resilience and independence
- Support families to become better engaged with their child’s learning and enable them to access more of the curriculum
- As neurodevelopmental pathways continue to improve the service will become one of the first points of contact providing an early intervention service.
Access to the service can be made via referrals through GPs, Paediatricians, other health professionals. The service is aimed at children from Year R through to Year 6, regardless of their education status.
Child Wellbeing Practitioners
Child-Well-Being Practitioners (CWPs), can offer short-term low intensity CBT informed interventions to children and young people experiencing difficulties relating to low mood and anxiety. The children and young people will need to be willing to attend sessions and motivated to make changes.
Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries (for parents concerned about their child’s anxiety)
The Incredible Years (for behavioural difficulties at home)
This is a very limited service currently and referrals can be sent from schools. Please speak to Mrs Maidment or Mrs Inglis if you feel that your child would benefit from this.