Emotional Health & Mental Wellbeing
At Delph Primary School we believe that good social, emotional and mental wellbeing can create the foundations for healthy behaviours and educational attainment. This is embedded in all aspects of our wide, varied and inclusive curriculum, as outlined in our Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing Policy. We use Oldham's whole school approach, 'Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times' to review and plan our practice and work closely with families, outside agencies and the children themselves to promote effective emotional health and mental wellbeing awareness, guidance, support and or intervention. Delph Primary School's lead teacher for emotional health and mental wellbeing is Mrs Kathy Mair (SENCo & Year 2 Teacher), with support from Mr Paul Britner (Year 5 Class Teacher), Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Fryer (Teaching Assistants). Mrs Kathy Mair is a certified Mental Health First Aider. The lead governor is Mrs Julie Godwin.
Anyone can use this form to make a referral to Oldham's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team) when there are individuals or families needing support from the Early Help team or when there are children or young people needing support for mental health issues.
Youth Wellbeing Directory
Click on this link to find services available near you.
MIND is a mental health charity with a useful website filled with ideas for support, including mindfulness.
Tamside, Oldham and Glossop MIND are a charity that support children and families in our area. They hold a drop in session on Thursday evenings at the Positive Steps building in Oldham town centre. You do not need an appointment to take your child, should you have any concerns about their emotional health and mental wellbeing. You can call them on 0161 330 9223.
The Anna Freud Talking Mental Health Tools
This website provides lots of information for children, young people, parents and teachers. There are lots of resources and animations to help us learn how to talk about mental health.
Another mental health charity with lots of information and ideas.