Our Ethos

Your child is our child

Our Wellbeing aim

As a school, we aim to support all students with their wellbeing and mental health needs, by ensuring students have access to a wide range of robust and thoughtfully developed wellbeing programs and interventions. We aim to create an environment, which promotes resilience, positive mental health and wellbeing amongst pupils, staff and the wider school community.

Our Wellbeing Values

Openness: We believe that mental health and wellbeing should be discussed and not stigmatised: we pride ourselves on breaking down barriers and encouraging students and staff to be open about their mental health and wellbeing

Resilience: We encourage and promote a culture of resilience; this is both academic resilience and personal resilience. We strive to embed this culture into the curriculum in a holistic way

Respect: Respect for ourselves and respect, consideration and tolerance for the needs and views of others

Sharing: Sharing of both thoughts, views, opinions and problems to ensure solutions are reached

Compassion: Your child is our child. Every student in school to have a pastoral support system that is compassionate to their views and needs.

Action: Development of a broad and robust wellbeing programmes and interventions allowing all students to thrive in education and beyond.

Referral Process

  • Early Identification from member of staff
  • Referal to Year Leader and assessment made
  • Targeted discussion
  • Contact with home
  • Bespoke support put in place (referral to correct internal/external support)
  • Monitored with support from home

Supporting Outside Agencies

Wellbeing Hub

PSHE Programme – Inspire Day workshops

Assembly Programme

RSE Programme

1:1 and Group Pupil Support Worker

Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience Nurse

School Nurse  / Counselling Team (Internal and External)

ALP Collaboration

Timetabled Wellbeing Events – YoungMinds Day etc

Dedicated YL and Tutor Team – Relax Kids/Therapies

Attendance Officer

Team Around the School

Counselling –

HumanKind (LGBT), lifeline, Harbour, The Bridge, One Point, Family First, EHA

YAM Project/Diana Award

Humanutopia conferences

Useful Websites

CAMHS Who Am I? Is a service user led website which provides information and advice for young people.

Web: www.camhswhoami.co.uk

Stamp Out Stigma is a campaign led by 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which aims to educate the public about the realities of illness and learning disabilities and to help stamp out the stigma that surrounds them.

Web: www.stampoutstigma.co.uk

Young Minds provides support and advice to children and young people about a variety of mental health issues.

Web: www.youngminds.org.uk

Mind provides information and advice on different types of mental health problems, medication, treatments, and guides to support and services.

Web: www.mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness challenges attitudes to mental health and changes lives by providing individuals with information, support and advice.

Web: www.rethink.org

Time to Change aims to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. It contains information about mental health and why we need to start talking about it.

Web: www.time-to-change.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation is an informative website which offers straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities.

Web: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Get Connected is a free, confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn. You can get in touch via phone, email or text for free.

Web: www.getconnected.org.uk

Beat is a charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. Beat provides advice on what to do and how to get support.

Web: www.b-eat.co.uk

National Self-Harm Network aims to support individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life.

Web: www.nshn.co.uk/downloads.html

Get Self-Help is a website with a variety of resources and worksheets that you can work through to try and help improve your mental health.

Web: www.get.gg

Teen Mental Health provides resources, advice and information for teenagers who are worried about their mental health.

Web: www.teenmentalhealth.org/

Stem 4 provides information and focuses on early awareness and intervention of the following mental health issues in teenagers: eating disorders; depression and anxiety; self-harm; and addiction. This website aims to help young people, parents and schools.

Web: http://www.stem4.org.uk/

Mind Your 5 provides information and advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Web: http://www.mindyour5.co.uk/

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