Wellbeing

The wellbeing of our students, staff and all members of the Academy community is of paramount importance to us. Our vision statement is such that we are committed to students having the skills to lead happy and successful lives.
 
In 2014, mindfulness was introduced to staff within the Academy and some students also engaged in taster sessions. The Academy will continue to look at the effective use of mindfulness as a tool to promote wellbeing, within the Academy.
 
We appreciate that at times, issues may arise and it is good to have suitable agencies to contact. Please find a list of relevant agencies below.
 
Each Year group also has both an Associate Head of Year and a Head of Year and each student has a dedicated form tutor. We also have key designated persons (see signs around the Academy) who students can go to. If you wish to discuss anything about your child, then please do contact your child’s Associate Head of Year, or Head of Year.
 

Useful Helplines and Websites

  • b eat

b-eat Beating eating disorders 

Helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help beat eating disorders

  • frank

Talk to Frank

National drug education service, providing targeted and accurate information on drugs and alcohol

  • brook

Brook

Advice and information on contraception, STIs, sex, relationships and pregnancy

  • national self harm network

National Self-Harm Network

The lead UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm

  • childline

Childline

A counselling service for children and young people.  No problem is too big, or too small.

  • young minds

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people

  • research meningitis

Meningitis

Funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, improve survival rates and outcomes

  • the mix

The Mix

Provides free, confidential help for young people under 25 

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42nd Street

A voluntary sector organisation providing services to young people about usual and unusual problems

  • sun smart

Sun Smart

Skin Cancer information and Sun Protection advice 

  • anxiety uk

Anxiety UK

Working to relieve and support those living wth anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding

  • mumps

Information about Mumps

  • bbc radio 1

BBC Radio 1 Advice - Helplines & Websites

  • counselling directory

Counselling Directory

  • schoolnurse

Talk to our School Nurse

  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Growing up
  • Medical conditions
  • Immunisations
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Local support groups
  • Family distress
  • Bullying
  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Relationships and sex
  • Or any other health matter that is worrying you.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY
 
Before you talk to your School Nurse about sex, drugs, alcohol or any other issue, you may be worried that your parents will be told. Your School Nurse follows a professional code of practice which makes sure you have the same right to privacy and confidentiality as an adult. This means they must not pass on any information about your visit unless you are at risk of harm; even then your School Nurse must discuss it with you first.
 
OUR SCHOOL NURSE GEMMA THOMPSON IS ON SITE EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.  HOWEVER, YOU CAN RING THE SCHOOL HEALTH TEAM ON 0161 241 2813.