Student Wellbeing Support

    Our Academy vision is “Living Well Together with Dignity, Faith and Hope” and we support our students to achieve this vision both in school and in their later lives.

    We strongly believe that emotional wellbeing and positive mental health are crucial factors in students being able to thrive and succeed academically and personally.

    Students in need of emotional, wellbeing, or mental health support are encouraged to speak to their Form Tutor, Pastoral Head of Year, or any member of staff they feel comfortable speaking to. These members of staff can offer guidance or signpost to the appropriate staff member, for example our Pastoral Support Worker or School Counsellor. We can also refer to external agencies where appropriate.

    Because we know there is a link between pastoral care and Safeguarding all of our Heads of Year and Non-teaching heads of Year have undergone level 3 safeguarding training to help keep our students safe. You can find out more about our whole school approach to Safeguarding HERE.

    Students are encouraged to take ownership of their wellbeing and as such below are resources to help with issues common to children and teenagers.

    • Young Minds – Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help –
    • CALM Guides – These CALM Guides cover a lot of issues that can leave you feeling down or like you’ve hit a wall. Friendly, practical info that can help you understand challenges and how to find help and move forward –

    Resource List


    Need support right now?

    How we can help | How Samaritans can help you | Samaritans

    “If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do.”

    Call 116 123

    Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention | Prevention of Young Suicide (

    “PAPYRUS is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.”

    Call 0800 068 4141

    Get Support | Childline

    “You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you.”

    Call 0800 1111