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We want to ensure that our students feel happy and safe and be able to flourish and enjoy all aspects of school life and into the future. We promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our students, so they are equipped to handle the challenges of modern-day living.
What do we do?
Our aim is to guarantee a holistic approach to wellbeing and provide a high-quality educational experience for all students and that that includes working in partnership with staff and families. We will develop the skills and attributes needed open and non-judgmental approach which enable our students to become more resilient, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support and to achieve their academic potential.
Positive mental health and wellbeing is reflected in our school values: belong; respect; inspire; succeed and enjoy and we can support the students on an individual basis or in small groups, delivering workshops on:
- Anger Management
- Friendship Groups
- No Worries (Anxiety Management)
- Bereavement and Loss
- Helping to change behaviour, improving attendance, punctuality and organisation
- Managing feelings and low self-esteem
- Chill Skills (Relaxation)
- We also facilitate a ‘Living with Teenagers’ course and ‘Emotional Well-Being’ awareness evenings for parents and carers.
We also promote Emotional Health through PSHE and Citizenship sessions, taught by form tutors and through Wellbeing Afternoons.
Meet the Team
Mental Health Lead and Counsellor (BACP)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Year 7 Student Support Manager
Year 8 Student Support Manager and PCSO
Year 9 Student Support Manager
Year 10 Student Support Manager
Year 11 Student Support Manager
Family Support Liaison Emotional, Social and Communication Needs
Academic and Pastoral Mentoring Cognition & Learning Difficulties
Lead for LSB and Library Development
Emotional Literacy Support
How do we access the team?
Students can self-refer by visiting the LSB or asking a member of staff to refer them. Family members can contact us directly by phone or email on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an urgent concern regarding your son/daughter’s mental health that requires a response on that day (usually that the young person is at imminent risk to themselves or others) then please try to make an appointment with your GP and request an urgent referral to BeeU.
The following additional services are available through the team:
We have one fully qualified and one trainee counsellor at Hadley Learning Community. Both are registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Prism provide emotional support and listening service for bereaved children and young people.
Appointments always take place during school sessions and students may choose to end support at any time. Parents are welcome to call the school if they have any issues they wish to discuss.
Anna Freud – National Centre for Children & Families
These videos provide guidance to those working in schools and colleges, Parents & Carers and Children & Young People about how they can help their pupils manage their mental health and wellbeing during any disruption caused by the coronavirus.