Mental Health & Wellbeing

Good mental health is important for helping children and young people to develop and thrive. A student’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. 



It is normal for students to feel down, anxious, over-whelmed and worried from time to time. As a school we aim to provide support and guidance for our students’ academic studies and their pastoral needs. We offer the following services in school:

  • School-based online reporting system
  • PSHRE lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Community- Ambassador programme
  • PSCO support sessions
  • Pastoral mentoring
  • Peer mentors
  • Exam stress support group
  • Relaxation support group
  • School counsellor
  • Clinical Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health First Aiders trained in how to identify, understand and help
  • Well-Being Crew ‘Chill Skills’ programme
  • Family Liaison Officer
  • Mentorlink
  • Mental Health in School Team

We can sign post students to the following outside agencies:

  • GP
  • Child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Social services and safeguarding services at the local authority
  • Online support through our Mental Health & Wellbeing support page

The links below provide guidance on services for a range of different mental health and wellbeing needs which may present in a young persons life.


Wellbeing and Emotional Support Teams in Schools

The wellbeing and emotional support teams in schools service is designed to help children and young people access mental health and wellbeing support early on in educational settings. The team offer short term support delivered by education mental health practitioners (EMHPs). Referrals are made through our Heads of Year and the website offers a wealth of support techniques.




Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Here you can chat to counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community and write in a daily journal.




The UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’s mental health. They share a wealth of resources on how parents and carers can support young people who are feeling anxious and tips from their parents and carers helpline on how to talk to your child about. Young people can also text YM to 85258


NHS: Every Mind Matters

Every mind matters has expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental health. The site covers support within the following areas   Mental wellbeing, Anxiety, Sleep, Stress and Low mood


School Health Nurse
Wyre Forest 01562 514555/514637

School Health Nurses lead in ensuring that you know what services are available to you within the community and that they are accessible to everyone. School Health Nurses lead and deliver the healthy child programme to ensure a healthy start for every child. This includes promoting positive physical and mental health, supporting parents and assessing the health and development of children and young people.


Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK aims to offer support, advice and information on all anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression conditions. They provide a wide range of services to support those affected by these conditions; from those living with stress or mild anxiety, through to those with more severe, complex and longstanding issues. Friendly volunteers can answer your questions and help find the right resources to manage anxiety


Health for Teens  Love your body, love yourself, #lovehealth


Anxiety Mental wellbeing webinar, ‘Ask the expert’ Anxiety; Cues, Clues & Support for young people in school


Sleep Mental wellbeing webinar Improving Sleep


Screentime  Mental wellbeing webinar, supporting students to reduce their online activity




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