Wellbeing is at the forefront of what we do here at Roecroft. We have established a caring and nurturing environment that supports each child as a whole. This includes work across the curriculum that promotes positive behaviour, mental health, well-being, resilience and achievement.
The level of support each child needs to be emotionally literate, self-aware and mentally well will differ. We have a wealth of interventions and support systems across the school to ensure every child has the social and emotional skills to achieve their potential.
Whilst all staff in school have a responsibility to promote the mental health of pupils, please find below a list of key staff with specific roles and responsibilities.
Key people in school
Pupil Well-being and Early Help Lead
Pastoral Learning Support Assistant
Please click on the link to read our school Wellbeing Policy.
Please click on the link for details of support services that you can access.
Please click on the link to view a collection of wellbeing activities to support and inspire children of all ages, put together by TTS.
Parenting Mental Health
Parenting Mental Health aims to support parents who are supporting a child with poor mental health. They have informative guides, creative counselling videos, and chat and connect sessions twice weekly.
PMH is one of the few charities in the UK that specifically helps parents who are supporting a child with mental health challenges and whose needs and impact for positive change are all too often overlooked.
Family Information Directory
The Central Bedfordshire's Family Information Directory contains lots of information about childcare settings, local and national organisations that offer support and advice, children's centres and local activities in Central Bedfordshire.
Supporting young minds: your essential resources
In school, we work closely with the Early Help Team at Central Bedfordshire who aim to provide support to families in the local community. Please find details below of upcoming virtual events that they are running via MS Teams.
Early Help Workshops
Managing Anxiety - 26th February
Insight session to find out what Home Start offer to support families - 7th March
Emotionally Based School Avoidance - 19th March
Managing Transitions - 16th April
Parenting courses available. Contact Home-Start.
Call: 01582 66 00 61
BLMK Talking Therapies
Led by experts, the three local #mentalhealth Talking Therapy teams can provide you with a shoulder of support, equipping you with the tools and skills to help you understand a wide range of issues for your own self-care. Each webinar is free to access, you are anonymous on the call and no camera is required.Some personal details are required in order to take part in the event. This is to ensure that each health service performs correctly and in line with national health regulations. Available to anyone who lives in the Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes area. For more information and to register today for each event, please visit:
STILL Method workshops - supporting children with anxiety
CHUMS currently delivers nine services across Luton & Bedfordshire, although not all are available in both areas. Supporting children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about supporting as many children and young people as we can. We recognise that one size does not fit all which is one of the reasons why we have developed our unique service model.
Our services wherever possible support the family as a whole as we know that sometimes everyone in the family needs a little help, not just the child who has been referred.
Sorted - Counselling for young people
Sorted offers a free and confidential counselling service for young people aged 5-25
Expertise in specialist areas - play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, sexual and domestic abuse, self-harm, bereavement and trauma
Parentline - text messaging advice for parents/carers
Confidential text messaging advice and support line for parents and carers for children aged 0-19 years old
TEXT 07507 331456
This service offers advice and support on a range of issues such as weaning, sleep, behaviour, incontinence and emotional health or how to make an appointment with your local health visitor.
We work across Central Beds, providing a range of support including community-based peer support groups, mentoring, our Mind Matters groups and a selection of activities that aim to support positive mental health and wellbeing.
Relate - counselling service for young people
1-2-1 therapeutic counselling sessions for 5 – 21-year-olds
Practical sessions around the following topics: relationship counselling (adults), sex therapy (adults), children and young people’s counselling, family counselling and telephone counselling.
Beat - Eating Disorders
Support’s people who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others affected, such as friends and family members.
A variety of support services including, helplines, one-to-one web chat, Echo Peer Coaching and online support groups.
Youthline – 0808 801 0711
Central Beds new Young Carers website is now live! You can find it here on this link:
Here you will find information on their fantastic offer for young carers, the events and activities they hold, and how young carers can access their offer. There is a section to support parents in how to register their child as a young carer.
There’s also information on who a young carer is, what things they may do as a young carer, and organisations who support young carers, alongside videos and photos of some of our residential trips and activities.
Have you found things a little difficult recently?
Do you want to build new friendships?
Would you like to meet new people with children from your local area?
Do you want to share ideas and thoughts with others?
Would you like non-judgemental support and encouragement?
If the answer to any of the above questions is....YES! Then join a Parent Pal session.
The sessions are being run virtually, every other week on a Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 – 2:30pm.
Contact Claire Racher or Paula Murphy for to receive the link for the sessions which will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.
Stotfold Children's Centre