Over the past year, Chellaston Academy has presented a detailed profile of evidence that demonstrates it is at least embedding across all eight competencies of the School Mental Health Award. Working with students, staff and external agencies the school has used the framework and content of the Award good effect to develop its mental health and wellbeing strategies, structures and practices.
(Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) counselling for couples and young people (16-18years) – People can access this free service if they are registered with a Derby or Derbyshire GP. Anyone who is experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, relationship issues, loss, grief, trauma and other conditions, can contact their GP to get referred to Relate Derby or people can just contact us directly and we will advise them.
Support for children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing – If you know a child or young person who is experiencing depression, low mood, stress, panic or anxiety, or need wider emotional support due to the impact of the Covid -19 pandemic then please refer them to Relate Derby. Our specially qualified counsellors are ready to assist. This is a free service and we currently have no waiting list, so people can get access to a qualified counsellor straight away.
Counselling for people affected by Autism Spectrum Condition(ASC) – Relate Derby has a special project called ‘Living Well with Autism’ (LWA) which supports people with ASC who are wanting to explore their own relationships and people who have a family member with ASC. This service is free to people who are living in Derbyshire (not Derby City). For more information please visit our dedicated website http://www.livingwellwithautism.org.uk/
Our free Telephone Helpline (0808 178 9363) – Running on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am -1pm. Thanks to Foundation Derbyshire for their financial support. Our helpline gives people the opportunity to speak directly to an experienced Relate trained counsellor without having to make an appointment.
Useful Web Links
Government Publications on supporting children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing guidance for parents:
Government Publications on supporting your own mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19:
Action for Happiness Wellbeing Link:
Action for Happiness APP download:
Podcast on supporting young children with their worries:
NSPCC Guidance on Supporting Mental Health and Depression:
Other sources of support and guidance include:
Making Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts Worksheet
Mandala Themed Mindfulness Colouring Sheets
Action for Happiness Guide Book
Helping Children Cope with Stress During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Looking after Mental Health during Isolation
Mental Health problems in children and young people – guidance for parents and carers
Supporting children and young people with anxiety