Mental Health and Wellbeing
The academy is fully committed to supporting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of its students, parents and staff. This is why we employ a full-time qualified counsellor to work with anyone that may be struggling with their mental health.
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health and would like some support please contact the School Counsellor, Mrs H Oldfield by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and a phone call can be arranged if needed.
There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. The NHS has set up some online tools, follow the link below where you can explore their website or take the Your Mind Plan quiz to get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips.
Click below to read information for parents and students about the counselling service.
We have listed below a number of websites that may be useful for you or your child to help support their mental health.
Call: 0800 1111 to speak to a qualified counsellor
Go online for 1-2-1 online chat with a counsellor
Call: 116 123 for 24/7 support
Online chat with a counsellor available from 12pm to 10pm (Monday – Friday) 6pm to 10pm (Saturday – Sunday)
Text SHOUT to 85258
Speak to a school nurse Text 07520 618866 for ages 11-19
Parents can contact same number for advice on health and wellbeing issues relating to their child
Confidential suicide prevention or advice, for someone thinking of suicide or if you are worried about some else call:0800 068 4141
Call: 08088 020 021 for therapeutic advice on supporting a grieving child or young person
Crisis text line:
Text WW to 85258 for crisis support
Visit website to access online chat Friday from 10am – 1pm
Teen Sleep Hub - A Guide to better sleep for teenagers - please click here
Kooth have put together a guide of top tips to help you talk to your children about their feelings.
They have also put together a brochure to help you better understand and be aware of the warning signs of mental illness in young people as well as signposting you to additional organisations that can provide support.
As well as speaking to school about any concerns you may have about your child’s mental health, below is a ‘Parents Guide to Support A-Z’ which Young Minds have provided.
What to do About Abuse
If you're worried your child is being abused, or has suffered abuse, here is our advice and information on where to get help.
Supporting Your Child With ADHD
If your child is struggling to manage their ADHD, here are some ways you can support them and places you can get help.
Responding to Anger
If you're finding it difficult to deal with your child's angry behaviour, here is our advice on what to do and where to get help.
Helping Your Child with Anxiety
If your child is struggling with anxiety, here are some ways you can support them and places you can get help.
Supporting Your Child with Depression
If you're worried that your child is struggling with depression, here is our advice and information on where you can get support.
Supporting Your Child During Divorce or Separation
If you're worried about how your relationship break-up might affect your child, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child - Domestic Violence
If your child has witnessed or experienced domestic violence, here is our advice and information on places you can get help.
Supporting Your Child - Drugs and Alcohol
If you are worried about your child's use of drugs or alcohol, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child with Eating Problems
If you're worried your child has an eating disorder, or unhealthy relationship with food, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child During Exam Time
If you're worried about how your child is coping with exams at school, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child with Gender Identity Issues
If your child is struggling with their gender or thinks they are transgender, here is our advice and information on what you can do and where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child with Grief and Loss
If your child has experienced a bereavement or loss, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.
Parenting with a mental illness
When you're a parent with a mental illness, or someone in the family is struggling with their mental health, it can make supporting your child difficult. Here is our advice on what you can do and where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child with School Anxiety
If you think your child might be anxious about school, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.
What to Do If Your Child Is Refusing to Go to School
If your child is refusing to go to school, here is our advice and information on what you can do and where you can get help.
Supporting Your Child's Self-esteem
Our advice and information about how you can support your child's self-esteem.
Supporting Your Child Who Is Self-Harming
If your child is self-harming, here is our advice and information about where you can get help.
How to talk to your child about social media and the internet
Our guide gives ten tips for talking to your child about their use of social media and the internet.
Self-Help and Information
The charity Mind also has a huge amount of self-help and information resources on their website. For their A-Z on mental health, click on the below link: