It really important to look after your mental health. Emotional well-being is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. We are committed to developing and maintaining positive emotional and mental health and general wellbeing in our school community for both students and staff. We believe that happy, secure students learn more effectively and are more confident and motivated with their studies.
We actively encourage students to talk to someone about their feelings, to put matters into perspective. Students can talk to anyone in school they feel comfortable with.
The school also offers a counselling/therapy services to any student who needs it. These include Drawing and Talking, Talking Mats, Lego therapy, play therapy and sensory play therapy.
If you have concerns about your child or your child feels they would benefit from additional support there are many places that can help:
Telephone helplines / Online Support:
Samaritans – Free Call 24 hours a day 116 123
Shout Crisis Text Line – Text Shout to 85258
Childline – Call 0800 1111
Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people – available till 10pm
NSPCC – Call 0800 1111
Emotional well-being & mental health links
https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/ Website that has details of books, weblinks, apps, videos and contains resources around emotional / mental health
- https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/parents-and-carers Healthy Young Minds
- https://youngminds.org.uk/ Young Minds – Children and Young people’s mental health charity. Filled with information and have a parents helpline
- https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/ This is the website developed to support the work of the Princes and their Heads Together campaign.
- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ Mood self assessment and online audio guides
- MindEd for families is a free online educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults, which can support parents and carers through these exceptional circumstances.