Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Teddington School we are committed to promoting good mental health, wellbeing and resilience amongst all our pupils to help them succeed. Miss Nikki Harrison is our Designated Mental Health Lead and is responsible for ensuring we have a whole school, proactive approach to supporting the wellbeing of students and staff.
We are excited to be part of the Richmond Trailblazer programme, in partnership with other local schools and South West London Health and Care Partnership. This programme enables us to work together with Richmond Mental Health Support Team to build emotional resilience in our young people through targeted early interventions. This will include a whole school PSHCE programme, small group work and individual support for specific students. We will also focus on supporting parents and training staff to give them the knowledge and confidence to understand and recognise the signs of poor mental health. In addition to this, we will ensure that all students know who they can go to if they are struggling themselves or are worried about someone else.
MHST Workshop: Separation anxiety
Does your child or young person really struggle to separate from you when they go to school? Following lockdown, a lot of children and young people are finding it hard to separate from parents and caregivers. The Mental Health Support Team will be running a live 90 minute workshop on separation anxiety for parents/carers. The aim of this workshop is to help you identify anxious behaviours, think about what maintains these and provide you with some ideas on what you can do to help your child or young person overcome these challenges.
The MHST will be running one workshop over 6 dates (please note, it will be the same workshop offered on each date). Please book your tickets for one workshop using the Eventbrite link below.
Tuesday 21st September 2021 (9.30am - 11am):
Wednesday 22nd September 2021 (5.30pm - 7pm):
Friday 24th September 2021 (12pm - 1.30pm):
Monday 27th September 2021 (12pm - 1.30pm):
Tuesday 28th September 2021 (5.30pm - 7pm)
Thursday 30th September 2021 (9.30am - 11am):
For further information, please read this leaflet.