Our school's Senior Mental Health Lead is:
Mrs Claire Hatfield
At St Vincent’s we use Zones of Regulation ™ to help children to understand how they are feeling and to regulate their own emotions. We teach children that all feelings are ok. Over time, children are exposed to a range of ‘tools’ to help them to get into the Green Zone and be ready to learn.
Are you worried about your child's mental health?
You can call Speak CAMHS for support
If you are concerned about your child's mental health, you can call the new Speak CAMHS helpline for support. Children and young people can also call the helpline if they are worried about their own mental health. Call 0800 328 4444 and choose Option 2 for CAMHS.
Family life is not always easy. When difficulties and problems come up and you need someone to understand your situation and offer you help and support – get in touch with SAFE.
SAFE can give you information and advice and help you to access the appropriate services and support to help before a manageable problem becomes bigger and more difficult to resolve.
Their team is made up of psychologists, therapists, counsellors, pupil/ school workers, family workers and other experts. They also have links with other support groups and services in Ealing to ensure you are given support within your community and the area where you live.
B E S T
Bespoke Emotional Social Teaching
BEST run an after school club at St Vincent's each term to support children's emotional development. Each term runs with a new theme. The club runs until 4:30 on Tuesdays for Years 1-3 and Thursday Years 4-6. To book a space click here.
Parent/Carer Mental Health
Click here to see some of the events and helplines on offer in the local area
(scroll down to the 'Mental Health For Parent Carers' section).
IAPT stands for improving access to psychological therapies. IAPT offer talking therapies for people over 18 who have a GP in the London Borough of Ealing. They help you with common problems like stress, anxiety and depression. It could be you’re feeling low, having trouble sleeping, or feeling frightened. You can ask for a referral from your GP or any other health or social care professional. Visit their website for more information.
KidsTime Ealing is a workshop for young people and their families where a parent or guardian has a mental illness in the Ealing area. The workshop takes place at Woodlands Academy, Hathaway Gardens, London W13 0DH on the 3rd Thursday of the Month.
For more information, visit their website.
Self-help leaflets and websites can help you learn more about your difficulties. In turn, this can help you look after yourself and feel more in control of your feelings.
We recommend these resources. They are up to date, accurate and offer helpful, safe information.
You can download a range of self-help leaflets in accessible formats, listen to, or watch with British Sign Language (BSL).
You can download a range of worksheets on common conditions from the Centre for Clinical Investigations.
MIndout (for LGBTQ+ communities)
Lifesigns (support for self-harm)
Turn2us (benefits advice)