Welcome to our Parent/Carer
Child Mental Health Support Group
St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
A friendly group of parents/carers who want to work together to end stigma in child mental health.
We are a group of parents/carers who feel strongly about improving the mental health of children.
50% of mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75% by age 24. 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16) have a clinical mental health problem.
In an average class of 30 young people, three will have a mental health problem.
There has been a rise in the time children are having to wait to receive treatment for complex mental health conditions, and children with depression and anxiety are not often identified. Waiting lists are taking longer, so this group has been set up to provide information, advice or a listening ear to all parents/carers who want to know or need support with their child’s mental health. You do not need to have a child with a diagnosable mental health condition, this group is for all parents, working together to promote child mental health to all. So please come and join us to share your thoughts and knowledge.
Our philosophy is:
To end the stigma of, and to promote, child mental health.
To enable us to do this we aim:
To work together as parents
To provide an informative monthly newsletter ‘Child Mental Health Awareness’
To work closely with the school to establish mental health activities within the school setting
To support one another
We want all parents/carers to feel welcome. So please pop in for a chat and a cuppa, the kettle is always on!
Our sessions are held in the school staff room. Watch out on the school website for future dates.
Look forward to seeing you.