Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Services
If you or your family need support with your health and well being and you do not know where to get help, please visit 'The Waiting Room'. Whatever your needs – If you need to find services that provide housing, or welfare benefit advice, educational support, employment support, safeguarding links or knowledge about faith organisations, The Waiting Room, as a one stop directory for health and well being services in the area, makes this information and much more available to you.
Supported by Birmingham Public Health, the NHS for Birmingham and Solihull and through the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System, The Waiting Room is the health and wellbeing directory for our community.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as the balance of mental, physical and social health, also known as the health triangle. Having a good balance in all three areas is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. When all sides of the triangle are stable, we are all in a better position to succeed in all aspects of our lives.
What do we mean by Mental Health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realise their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community. It is an integral component of health and well-being that underpins our individual and collective abilities to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in. Mental health is a basic human right and it is crucial to personal, community and socio-economic development.
The Yorkmead Junior and Infant School Inclusion and Well-being Team is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. We believe in teamwork, working together with teachers and colleagues across the school, with the wider school community and most importantly with the young people in our school. We act with determination: whatever issues our students, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we always support, react and pull together. Finally, we are committed to making a difference; we are not passive players in young people’s lives but active participants who can and do make a real difference. These are a reflection of the school’s curriculum intent statement and core values: ‘All Together’, ‘Being Open Minded’, ‘Curiosity’, ‘Determination’, ‘Empathy’ and ‘Fairness’.
Senior Mental Health Lead
‘Leaders do much to promote well-being, with a dedicated senior leadership post for this responsibility.’ (OFSTED Inspection report: Yorkmead Junior and Infant School July 2023)
At Yorkmead School, we have a designated member of the Leadership Team responsible for mental and physical well-being. Our Assistant Head Teacher, Mr Neale-Crane, is a trained Senior Mental Health Lead with responsibility for planning interventions for identified children, families and staff. He is also a trained Drawing and Talking Practitioner, Play Therapist and Sports and Well-being Coach. Mr Neale-Crane firmly believes that an individual is unable to thrive in life if they don’t take care of their physical and emotional well-being.
For further information regarding mental health and well-being, Mr Neale-Crane can be contacted through the school office.
Mental Health & Well-being