Definition of Mental Health
Mental health is about the way you think and feel and how you deal with 'ups and downs'.
Click here for the Academy's Mental Health Policy
Click here for the Resilience Strategy
Mental Health Awareness Week
Children's Mental Health Week was from 4th-10th February 2019. The Academy arranged a series of assemblies, activities and events to raise awareness and help pupils manage their mental health issues.
For more information click on the links below:
Where Do I Go if I Need Help?
If you are finding it difficult to cope, you feel overwhelmed, or are concerned about someone else, please speak your Head of House and/or SLT Link.
The Academy has a BACP qualified counsellor and access to a NHS School Nurse. These professionals are experts and can talk to you; they want to help and are dedicated to helping those like you. You are not alone.
The websites below may also provide you with useful information:
Anxiety UK: www.anxietyuk.org.uk Self help and contacts for those with anxiety disorders.
B-eat: b-eat.co.uk The UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf.
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: www.cwmt.org Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx 24-hour Helpline: 0800 1111. Information, advice and emotional support for young people
Marie Collins Foundation: mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk UK charity enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives.
Offering a range of material on all aspects of depression. Helpline Monday-Friday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm: 0300 123 3393.
Mindfull: www.mindfull.org. An online service for people aged 11-17 providing support, information and advice about mental health and wellbeing.
No Panic: www.nopanic.org.uk. Helpline for anxiety disorders and panic attacks:10.00 am-10.00 pm every day: 0808 138 8889.
OCD Action: www.ocdaction.org.uk. Information and support for OCD and related disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
Papyrus: www.papyrus-uk.org. Organisation looking at the prevention of young suicides.
Samaritans: www.samaritans.org. Telephone 116123 for emotional support.
SelfHarm UK: www.selfharm.co.uk A national project to support young people impacted by self-harm.
Stamp Out Suicide: www.stampoutsuicide.co.uk Points of contact for those feeling emotionally vulnerable.
Stem 4: stem4.org.uk Teenage mental health charity aimed at stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.
Students against Depression: www.studentsagainstdepression.org. Information and help for anyone feeling depressed, aimed particularly at students.
www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk. Self-help strategies for those with depression and/or their friends.
Youth Health Talk: www.youthhealthtalk.org. video interviews with young people’s experiences of depression.