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Beeches Junior School

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and sometimes it can be necessary to seek support when things are affecting our mental wellbeing.  Ill mental health can affect how we think, feel and behave, so it is important to look after our mental wellbeing and reach out for help and support if we are feeling mentally unwell.

We have four Youth Mental Health First Aiders and two Adult Mental Health First Aiders in school who can provide a first response to any wellbeing concerns you have regarding your child, yourself,  or a member of your family.  They can discuss the array of options available to you and can help refer you to the right support.  You can contact them using the details below or by calling the usual school number.  Alternatively, you may find the useful links page helpful as it details some of the services available for you to access independently, if any mental health concerns arise. 

 Youth Mental Health First Aiders:

 Mrs C. Liddington –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Miss C. Silvera -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mrs G Grant -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mrs L. Wall -         

Adult Mental Health First Aiders:

Mrs C. Liddington – As above                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mrs L. Flint -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Please see below for additional information from Birmingham Children's Partnership that may also be helpful.

Useful Links

Please find below a variety of different services available for you to use, as required.  If you cannot find the right support service or you would like support in accessing them, please feel free to contact Mrs. Liddington who will be happy to help.

Mental Health

Newman Health and Wellbeing                                                  For a range of services throughout the West Midlands aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals within the local community, workplace, schools and colleges.


Healthy Minds                                                                               Providing support to those with depression and anxiety symptoms.                                        


Samaritans                                                                                  Confidential listening services      


The Meriden Family Programme                                      Information and resources for families living with mental health issues.          


Mental Health A-Z                                                                     An A-Z listing of mental health conditions                        


Birmingham Mind                                                                 Mental health support service that promotes wellbeing and recovery                                                                                                                                     

Rethink                                                                               Advice and information service for people struggling with their mental health                                    


Galop                                                                                      National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline            


The Project                                                                                   Free housing, welfare benefits and debt advice                  


SIFA Fireside                                                                          Drop in, housing advice, employment and homelessness support                                                      


New Roots                                                                                     Provider of social housing. Supporting homeless people                                                          

Shelter                                                                                       Drop in housing advice and support service                                                                                 

Birmingham City Council                                                         Housing support  and advice                                              

Family Support

Home-Start Birmingham                                                                  Emotional and practical support for families in their own homes                


Birmingham Children's Trust                                                        Supporting children and families through difficult times                   


The Sweet Project                                                                        Providing safeguarding support to children and their families                                                                 


All Saints Youth Project                                                                  All Saints is a charity providing support including family support, youth clubs and counselling to young people & their families.


Healthy Lifestyles                                                                      Change 4 Life offers information where you can discover healthy recipes, nutritional advice and activities to help your children stay healthy.                                                        


Relate                                                                              Relationship support services                                            


Malachi                                                                                        Specialist family support services                      

Other Support Services

Birmingham Council                                                           Providing links to local support services, facts and guidance                                                                            


NHS Birmingham and Solihull vaccine advice services                Support and advice regarding coronavirus vaccinations    


The Active Wellbeing Society – Food Provision database            Directory of food banks and community cafes.                  


Men’s Health

NHS                                                                                             A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.                  


Domestic Violence                                                                    For support, help and information regarding domestic incidents, 24/7 (translation facilities also available).                  Freephone: 0808 2000 247.                                                


Man Kind Initiative                                                                  For men suffering from domestic abuse or domestic violence


Respect                                                                                        Support for perpetrators of domestic violence to prevent repeated actions                                                                                        

Men's Advice Line                                                                        A confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse


Forward for life                                                                   Offers support programmes to men for improved mental health                                        


The Good Men Project                                                               An information website on men and wellbeing


MANvFAT                                                                                      An information website on men and wellbeing                


CRUSE                                                                                          Men only support programmes for men in grief                                              

Disability support

Disability Resource Centre                                                           For disability support and information                              


Resources for Autism                                                                 Provides practical services for autistic children, young people and adults.                                            


Remploy                                                                                      Disability employment support                                          


Focus Birmingham                                                                        Providing a range of support services for people with visual impairment and sight loss                            


Together                                                                                    Supporting families and young people with special needs or rare diseases                      


Contact: For families with disabled children                             Support, advice and information for families with disabled children                                            


BID Services                                                                           Supporting people with hearing or sight impairments      


Sport Birmingham                                                                Inclusive sport opportunities for people with disabilities

Education and Employment

Jobcentre Near Me                                                                    An easy way to find your nearest Jobcentre Plus offices and information about benefits and support.                                    Freephone 0800 169 0190                                                


Birmingham City Council –Schools and Learning                          Birmingham education services                                        


Birmingham Adults Education Service                                  Helping to find a career or qualification to help gain employment                            


Services for Education                                                   Education support for all ages                


Suited for Success                                                              Supporting unemployed people with job interview skills and job interview clothes                   


The Springfield Project                                                        Adult learning opportunities                                              


Go Train                                                                                        A training and recruitment provider, supporting you to learn new skills and return to work                                          

Women’s Health

NHS                                                                                              A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.                      


Domestic Violence                                                                       For support, help and information regarding domestic incidents, 24/7 (translation facilities also available).        Freephone: 0808 200 0247


Anawin                                                                                Providing support services for women and children        


WAITS – Women Acting in Today’s Society                           Women’s mental health and domestic abuse services


Respect                                                                                         Support for perpetrators of domestic violence to prevent repeated actions                                                                                        

WE: ARE                                                                             Domestic abuse awareness and recovery support for women


Dolphin Women’s Centre                                                  Training, employment, support and advice for women.    


Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid                                   Supporting women experiencing abuse                            

Supporting Children

Birmingham Children’s Trust                                             Supporting children, young people and care leavers         


Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership                      Safeguarding children from abuse and neglect                                                                                   

Forward Thinking Birmingham                                                    The FTB team offer lots of support for parents and children including parental webinars. You can also make a referral for your child through this website if you feel that they need immediate mental health support. You do not need to go through your GP or school to do this.                              


Mental Health                                                                        Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help parents understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.                                                            


Kooth                                                                                          Kooth is a new free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham. The service is aimed at young people aged 11-25.            


#YouveBeenMissed                                                                      This website has lots of great resources to support your child with worry, anger, frustration, sadness, and self-care. There is also a dedicated section for parents and carers with a range of articles and                  activities.                                                                           


Pause                                                                                    Pause offers talk-therapy support related to emotional well-being for anyone aged 25 or under.                                                                                 


Family Lives-Bullying UK                                                             For advice and resources about bullying                                    Telephone: 08088 002222                                                


Change Birmingham Brief Therapy                                 Providing counselling support for young people.


St. Giles Hospice Phoenix Bereavement Service                          Support for those under 18 facing loss or living with bereavement.                           


The Children’s Society                                                   Supporting young people’s wellbeing


Refugee and Migrant Centre                                                        Providing support and advice to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants                                                  


Brasshouse – Interpreting and Translation Services                   Translating and interpreting in 110 languages                  


Community Foundation                                                    Improving quality of life for marginalised people