Mental Health & Wellbeing
“Children and young people feeling good, feeling that their life is going well, and feeling able to get on with their daily lives.”
In house suport during lockdown
Despite us all being in lockdown again and working from home, we are here to help and support you!!
In these very strange times it’s really important that we are all taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally whilst we are all dealing with being stuck indoors, working at home and not seeing friends or family never mind all the worries that the Coronavirus brings.
Sometimes things can be a little overwhelming and it can be really helpful to talk to someone about how you are feeling. BUT I am also really aware that talking to someone you don’t know can be a little bit strange too! That’s why we have set up a brand new service for students. If you would like to get in touch please use our designated email address [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
This service is available from Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm. Any email sent outside these times will be answered the next day.
It may be something big or small or maybe things just don’t feel right, please just get in touch.
Ms Watts, Student Counsellor
What do we mean by mental wellbeing?
Mental wellbeing is not simply the absence of mental illness but is a broader indicator of social, emotional and physical wellness. For us at the academy, it is important to have a definition that is easily understandable so that staff, pupils, students and parents can have a shared understanding of what is meant by mental wellbeing. We define mental wellbeing as children and young people’s happiness, life satisfaction and positive functioning.
At Consett Academy, we aim to influence student mental wellbeing through:
- providing a supportive culture, ethos and environment that can serve as a buffer to difficult circumstances;
- teaching and learning that helps students to build important life skills, through PSHE strategies such as learning to learn, habits of mind and the growth mindset;
- supporting the development of skills and character traits such as self-management, compassion and team work (e.g. as part of PSHE and character education);
- partnerships with parents/carers and the wider community also plays a key role both in providing onsite support through, for example, pastoral support systems, inclusion officers, school nurses and other school based health services, and in providing links and referrals to more specialist support for mental health and wellbeing available in the wider community.
Support for students
Whether you want to know more about how you're feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, there is always something out there for you.