Our vision for Mental Health and Wellbeing is of a school community that promotes positive wellbeing and supports those who need it.
In June 2019 we were awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The award highlights the school's commitment to promoting wellbeing as part of daily school life. It also demonstrates the development of a whole school strategy for improving the wellbeing of pupils and staff.
We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff. We aim to promote positive mental health and pursue this using whole school universal approaches and more targeted approaches for those that need them.
We know that when students are mentally and emotionally healthy, they will have greater self-esteem, form better relationships with family and friends and will bemore resilient learners
We also know that everyone experiences different life challenges, and understand that anyone and everyone may need additional emotional support to help cope with them. We aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health and to develop and implement practical, relevant and effective mental health procedures, in order to promote a safe and stable environment for students affected both directly and indirectly by mental ill health.
To find out more about our current provision at Heathside, click here to read our Wellbeing leaflet.
Getting Help and Support
If you are worried about your child’s Mental Health or Wellbeing please contact their tutor, Head of Learning or Student Support Co-ordinator who will discuss your concerns and appropriate sources of support.
You may also contact Mr Batting, our Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead for specific enquiries in this area.
Please note that if we feel a child is in need of external specialist assessment and/or targeted support, we will direct parents to take the appropriate action e.g. accessing the , taking the child to an urgent GP appointment/A&E.
Useful Mental Health and Wellbeing Links
Presentation for parents from Wellbeing and Social Media evening, February 2020