Mental Wellbeing

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 Wellbeing Policy



World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is Tuesday 10th October 2023.

On Wednesday 6th October 2021, the Academy organised a range of activities and raised over £700 for Young Minds -

Click here for the Mental Wellbeing Week Presentation for Mental Health Awareness Week.

For more information click on the links below:


Healthy: Inside and Out

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:  Self help and contacts for those with anxiety disorders.

B-eat: The UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf.

Campaign against Men Living Miserably (CALM): Targeted at men aged 15-35 – Helpline: 0800 585858 Saturday-Tuesday 5.00 pm-midnight.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.

Calm Harm - free app that helps you manage or resist the urge to self-harm: Home - Calm Harm App

Childline: 24-hour Helpline: 0800 1111. Information, advice and emotional support for young people

Cruse: Bereavement care. They have a specific website for young people;

Marie Collins Foundation: UK charity enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives.

Mental health information and advice: and Home - Mind

Mindfull: An online service for people aged 11-17 providing support, information and advice about mental health and wellbeing.

No Panic: Helpline for anxiety disorders and panic attacks:10.00 am-10.00 pm every day: 0808 138 8889.

OCD Action: Information and support for OCD and related disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Papyrus: Organisation looking at the prevention of young suicides.

Samaritans: Telephone 116123 for emotional support.

SelfHarm UK: A national project to support young people impacted by self-harm.

Stamp Out Suicide: Points of contact for those feeling emotionally vulnerable.

Stem 4: Teenage mental health charity aimed at stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.

Students against Depression: Information and help for anyone feeling depressed, aimed particularly at students. Self-help strategies for those with depression and/or their friends.

Youth Health Talk: video interviews with young people’s experiences of depression.

Shout for Support in Crisis:

Kooth - anonymous and personalised mental health support: Kooth for Children & Young People - Kooth plc

Livewell - lots of information and advice on how to stay well: Livewell Southend

Early Help and Familiy Support: Early Help, Family Support and Youth Offending Services - Street Engagement | Livewell Southend

CAMHS (NELFT) - Adolescent Mental Health Service: Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) CAMHS | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust