Our children's welfare is extremely important to us at Gipsey Bridge Academy so we are working in collaboration with experts, trainers and counsellors offered by the Mental Health Support Team (MHST), who are designed to meet the mental health needs of children and young people.
Teams are made up of Clinical Lead Practitioners and Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and work collaboratively with selected education settings and our other children and young people’s services, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Healthy Minds Lincolnshire.
The team delivers workshops/lessons throughout the school year to ensure that we continue to help our children in the changing world they will face when they move on from Primary School and into later life.
If there are any concerns either pre or post any workshops please feel free to come and see us in school.
For more information about the Mental Health Support Teams, please follow the link: MHST
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire
Healthy Minds provides emotional wellbeing support for children and young people up to 19 years old. For children, they provide evidence-based brief interventions. This will be offered as either self-help, workshops, groups or one-to-one sessions. Vulnerable children and young people will be given priority. for parents/carers, Healthy Minds will offer support and advice as part of your child/young person's sessions. They also offer online workshops and groups.
For more information, please follow the link: Healthy Minds Lincolnshire.
What is Kooth?
Kooth is an online mental healthcare service which aims to provide mental health service to individuals under the age of 21. Kooth is different from a lot of other mental healthcare services that are based online in that it allows for a variety of things that the person can do, including talking to a community, talking to a professional, and having an online journal in which they can write.
For more inforamtion and/or to access the service, click the link: Kooth
Within the classrooms, our Zones of Regulation help our children regulate their feelings, energy and sensory needs in order to manage different situations. Each class has their own zone station in order for the children to build awareness of their feelings and understand how their behaviours can influence others' thoughts and feelings.
THE FOUR ZONES: OUR FEELINGS & STATES DETERMINE OUR ZONE
The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.
The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.