Mental Health & Well-being
Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020
In light of the current ongoing situation this year’s subject has been changed to 'Kindness'.
Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
Kindness and Mental Health
Kindness is defined by doing something towards yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference. We know from the research that kindness and our mental health are deeply connected. The research shows that kindness is an antidote to isolation and creates a sense of belonging. It helps reduce stress, brings a fresh perspective and deepens friendships. Kindness to ourselves can prevent shame from corroding our sense of identity and help boost our self-esteem. Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism.
- Student well-being newsletter - issue No. 1 - March 2020
- Parent/carer well-being newsletter - issue No. 1 - March 2020
- Student well-being newsletter - issue No. 2 - April 2020
- Parent/carer well-being newsletter - issue No. 2 - April 2020
- Student well-being newsletter - issue No. 3 - May 2020
- Parent/Carer well-being newsletter - issue No 3 - May 2020
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is not for profit creating a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, by helping people to take practical action drawing on the latest scientific research. Their vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good.
Anna Freud Centre
A children’s mental health charity providing specialist help.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Weekdays 9.30 – 16.00)
Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. Help and advice is free and confidential.
- Telephone: 0800 1111
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone. The service is available 24 hours a day.
Students Against Depression
Information and help for anyone feeling depressed. This site offers UK students comprehensive information and discussion about:
- What depression is
- What contexts depression flourishes in
- Self-help strategies for tackling depression
- How to get further support and help
Provides free online support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat based services.
Charlie Walker Memorial Trust
Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.
- Telephone: 01635 869754
National mental health charity.
Cruse – Bereavement Care
Cruse offer support and advice to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
- Telephone: 0808 808 1677 (Weekdays 9:00 – 17:00)
- Email: email@example.com
Helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders.
- Telephone: 08444 775 774 (Weekdays 9:30 – 17:30)
- Text Service 07537 416 905
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)
ABC provides personal advice to anyone affected by an eating disorder. They support sufferers and their family and friends towards a full recovery.
- Telephone: 03000 11 12 13
Hearing Voices Network
HVN is also there to help cares and to support and advise voice-hearers.
Out-of-hours mental health helpline for anyone who is affected by mental illness.
- Telephone: 0300 304 7000
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
Confidential support to do with sexuality, gender identity and sexual health.
- Telephone: 0300 330 0630
Change Grow Live
Free and confidential drug and alcohol service.
Mobile text service if you aren't comfortable talking over the phone
Sporting Achievement (Whole School - 27/02/2020)
- Sport Relief 2020
week commencing 9th March 2020 (Whole School - 21/02/2020)
- Widening Participation Week and Evening 2020
Raising the aspirations of all students (Whole School - 11/02/2020)
Selection for the Lionesses (Whole School - 31/01/2020)
- w/c 27th January 2020
Sixth Form News Bulletin (Sixth Form - 31/01/2020)