Wellbeing

Ms K Goodfellow (Assistant Principal)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs T Sexton (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs D Byford (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs L Corbett (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Mr H Simpson (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Talk to us

We always say speak to your mentor or your Achievement Director first as they will know you best and be able to help initially with any worries.

Each Year group also has a member of our Senior Leadership Team allocated to support our ADs. You will often see them in assemblies and getting involved in activities for your year group, they can also help you. Mrs Bennett is the Year 7 SLT link, Miss Flack is the Year 8 SLT link, Mrs Ingate is the Year 9 SLT link, Ms Carroll is the year 10 SLT link and Mr Patton is the Year 11 SLT link.

Our Wellbeing Team

We also have our Wellbeing Team, this team have been trained to help specifically with your Wellbeing...

What can you do if you need to talk?

Health and wellbeing are at the heart of our school. We know that striving to be happy and successful brings with it stress, anxiety and pressure. This can affect our mental and physical health. We know our students may find it difficult to talk about mental health with us and at home sometimes. There are a number of ‘first stops’ for any student wanting support. They are...

  • Speak to your Achievement Directors, our Student Support team, Teachers, Mentors, Wellbeing Warriors or Elite Scholar Ambassadors. Whoever you are most comfortable sharing with, they will be ready to listen and help. If a conversation is hard perhaps try emailing them (emails are in the contacts section of this website); sometimes writing down our worries is easier than saying them out loud.
  • Drop-in access to the Student Support Team at break and lunch (Ms Byford, Ms Sexton, Mrs Corbett and Mr Simpson)
  • We have an Open Door Policy to our Mental Health First Aiders – Ms Goodfellow, Mrs Byford, Mrs Sexton, Ms Corbett and Mr Simpson.
  • We can offer one to one mentor support through Sixth Form Wellbeing Warriors, ask your mentor if you'd like one.
  • Use of the Well-being Space and Quiet Quad at break and lunch​
  • Well-being Learning Sessions once per week delivered in mentor time
  • Join an after school club such as Duke of Edinburgh, Social Action, Sports, Chess, Sports, Performing Arts or Journalism – see your mentor for times. Joining new clubs and taking up a new challenge can be really good for our mental health.
  • Pop a note in the Worry Box. This is a box located in the Wellbeing Room next to Student Reception for you to put ‘Worry Notes’ into. The Worry Note is a form for you to write your worries or concerns on. These will then be read by Student Support Staff who will be able to help and give you further direction.​
  • Access www. kooth.co.uk. Free and confidential counselling online… anytime. Students who have used Kooth said it was good to talk to the counsellors as there was no judgement.

Suggested Websites you might also find helpful

Wellbeing Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter here:

Self-care Guides

Read our self-care guides here:

Mental Health & Wellbeing Classroom 

Here parents/carers and students can find a range of support material from youtube tutorials, activity packs and useful contacts to help maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

Class Code: 3kiaauz

  • Tips on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing whilst working from home
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Positive mindset boosters
  • Contact details for external support and much more...

Don’t forget you can also email the Wellbeing team using  [email protected]

Useful websites

https://kooth.com
Kooth - Free On line anonymous support

https://www.childline.org.uk
ChildLine – free on line anonymous support

https://www.mind.org.uk
Support with mental health 

https://www.minded.org.uk
Free mental health resource for professionals including e-learning courses

https://www.mindcharity.co.uk/advice-information/how-to-look-after-your-mental-health/apps-for-wellbeing-and-mental-health/

Apps to support with mental well-being

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-stress-anxiety.aspx
Mood zone – Information and self-help strategies for anxiety and depression – NHS 

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/mental-health-helplines.aspx
Mental Health helplines and websites – anxiety, depression, OCD and suicide – all ages - NHS

http://www.stem4.org.uk/
Support for teenagers with a variety of mental health issues.

http://hopeagain.org.uk
Young people and bereavement support

https://www.headmeds.org.uk/
A young person’s guide to medications for mental health conditions

http://www.docready.org/#/home
A support guide for the first time a young person visits their GP with a mental health condition

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/
Parents free helpline 

http://www.boingboing.org.uk/resilience/resources-getting-hold-stuff/
Teaching resilience

http://www.actionforhappiness.org/
Supporting happiness

http://www.iwill.org.uk/
Youth social action towards making a positive difference

https://aminormal.channel4.com/
Channel 4 project that looks at what it is to be ‘normal’

Child/Young People Resources from Essex County Council

The following resources will help children and young people to manage their own emotional wellbeing and mental health: 

Apps

NHS approved mental health apps list: 

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/filter/?categories=Mental%20health

Guidance for Young People: