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Resources for Education Settings

CAMHS Support Line for Secondary Schools

This service is open for all Secondary Schools across Bedford Borough

Schools covered by the schools team.

Role

To offer telephone support to schools in Bedfordshire:

  • Providing general advice to school based staff around pupil mental health / emotional wellbeing difficulties
  • Signposting
  • Consultations for specific pupils, which can lead to a CAMHS assessment, signposting and if required, individual therapeutic intervention
  • Cases may be allocated during team meeting – and discussed as part of the MDT.
  • Supporting referrals into CAMHS Single Point of Entry
  • Improved access to a CAMHS professional

Open Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm (not in school holidays or bank holidays)

Call:  01234 893358 – calls will be diverted to the allocated practitioner on their work mobile

Mental Health and Wellbeing Whole School / Setting Toolkit

This document sets out key actions that headteachers and college principals can take to embed and promote a whole school approach to promoting emotional health, wellbeing and resilience. These actions are informed by evidence and practitioner feedback about what works. These actions build on what many schools and colleges are doing across the country but, if applied consistently and comprehensively will help protect and promote student and staff emotional health and wellbeing.

You can view this resource by clicking here

Education Psychology Service

Over 95% of schools in Bedford Borough have bought into the Bedford Borough Education Psychology Service. this team can provide assessments and consultations, drop in sessions and whole school training is available.

For more information click here

Bedford Borough return to school guidance

Bedford Borough's Education Psychology Service have created these helpful resources to support schools with managing the wellbeing of their staff and pupils during the return from lockdown. These strategies and resources remain relevant even as schools have returned as the full impact on children's emotional wellbeing may yet to be felt.

Return to School Guide: Part 1 Key Transition Principles and Pscychological Theories

Return to School Guide: Part 2 Pratical Guide for Schools

Return to School Guide: Part 3 Table of Provision

Primary School Support

The Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership, in consultation with the Department for Education, has published support for primary schools to help them prepare their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic so that the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school community is protected.

You can view this resource by clicking here

Secondary School Support

The Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership, in consultation with the Department for Education, has published support for primary schools to help them prepare their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic so that the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school community is protected.

You can view this guide by clicking here

KOOTH "Don't Do It Alone" Digital Lesson Plan

This lesson plan has been created to go alongisde the "Don't Do It Alone" video which features some familiar faces to children and young people. There is a pack of resources including a PowerPoint and facilitation guide.

To view this resources please click here

Eating Disorder Resources

Health London Partnership have created useful guidance for education settings for spotting the signs of an easting disorder and when to refer to the local community eating disorder service.

You can view this guidance by clicking here

More information regarding Bedfordshire's community eating disorder service can be found on their website by clicking here

Crisis Support

Mental Health Crisis line

Call NHS 111 option 2, the service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Access mental health crisis support from a trained mental health professional who can arrange urgent assessment or signpost you to another service that can help. 

 

Advice for Schools

Bedfordshire CAMHS Service has created a helpful flow chart for schools to use when a child is presenting to them in a Mental health "Crisis". You can view this guide by clicking here

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful and potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood and / or adolescence (up to the age of 18).

This could be a single event, prolonged threat or breach to a young person’s safety. No-one is immune to ACEs, however certain population groups have been associated with higher risks of facing ACEs.

This helpful bitesize training sheet takes you through the most common 10 ACEs staff may come across in their pupils, how these pupils may present and what trusted adults can do to support. You can view this training sheet by clicking here

Other useful resources