Riverside Primary Academy | Positive Mental Health

Positive Mental Health

Some useful links for Positive Mental Health


School Anxiety and Refusal 

If your child is anxious about school, or their mental health means they are unable to go to school, we have advice on supporting them and tips on working with school and other services.


Early Help – advice and support for Gateshead families

Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family cannot deal with or meet on their own.


Family Intervention

The Early Help Service provides an intensive ‘Targeted Family Support’ service. We offer this to Gateshead families with more intensive needs.

We can give practical help, advice and advocacy to you and your family providing extra support with:

  • family relationships
  • children’s behaviour
  • home conditions
  • parenting and introducing routines/boundaries
  • health and wellbeing
  • household budgets
  • leisure and learning
  • help from other professionals


Young Minds

Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help.


Gateshead Local Offer

The world of SEND can be confusing but help is at hand! There are a number of services and people in Gateshead that can help you to understand the different SEND processes and support you through them.