Supporting our parents/carers to support their child's mental health.
Here at Athena School we know the importance of supporting our pupils and their mental wellbeing, we do this in lots of ways in school. We also know it is just as important to ensure that the pupils' parents & carers have a good understanding of how to do this too, to ensure a holistic approach and to get the best outcomes for all. We work with the Mental Health Support team (MHST). We can refer pupils to the service and they can signpost us to varying support to cover lots of areas of mental wellbeing and the struggles our young people face. We have set up two parent dropins with the team so that parents and carers can get support and strategies and ask questions about their child.
On the 9th of May from 9-12 we have online appointment times. The 16th of May 9-12 we have a mixture of online appointments or face to face in school appointments.
Please see the link below.
To book in for an appointment, please initially contact the school office and leave your name with them and your availability - we will then send you a team link or book a face to face appointment time through the MHST depending upon which you prefer.
If you are not available on these dates, still please do get in touch and we can arrange a time more convenient for you.
If you have any question or queries about any support you feel your child or you may require, please don't hesitate in contacting the school.
We look forward to hearing from you and this being a real support to you for your child.
Mental Health Support Team