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MIND information and survey

Dear parents,

Mind’s whole school approach to mental health

We are Mind, the mental health charity. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect.

Your child’s school is working with Lancashire Mind on our high-profile, exciting new way of looking after the mental health of everyone involved in school life.

This starts by asking everyone in our school community to take part in the confidential whole school mental health survey: https://wwindex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Pzl7rtTthwQfaJ.

It is designed to help find out how you, the rest of the school workforce, and pupils feel about mental health, and about what is already in place.

We’ll share the results with you in November, and a representative group of teachers, pupils, and parents will be supported by Lancashire Mind to draw up an action plan. As part of your action plan we might agree to provide mental health information, tailored assemblies, specialist training and workshops or one to one sessions. Whatever it includes, we’ll show how we’ll build on the things that are already working and what we’ll do to improve anything that might not be working as well.

It’s really important that everyone takes the survey. The more responses there are from across the school community, the better the support will be. The survey should only take you 10 minutes, and can be found here: https://wwindex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Pzl7rtTthwQfaJ

By working on this together, we can build people’s confidence so everyone in our school community is comfortable talking about mental health, and feels able to ask for support if they need it.

Find out more about Mind’s whole school approach to mental health by speaking to Mrs. Seddon, or Jess Hale at Lancashire Mind (jesshale@lancashiremind.org.uk).

To access information on a range of topics including types of mental health problems, where to get help, and advocacy, please contact:

Mind Infoline
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm
0300 123 3393
info@mind.org.uk

If you know a young person who needs support with their mental health, please signpost them to Childline. They offer free confidential counselling 24 hours a day. Young people can call them on 0800 1111 or go online to chat one-to-one with a counsellor at childline.org.uk/get-support/