Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellbeing
Students within our setting often arrive amongst a complex backdrop of social, emotional and mental health needs. Therefore, ensuring these students feel supported to achieve their potential and achieve their best possible life chances is of paramount importance. We understand that students may require additional support with their mental health throughout their time in school. Therefore, ensuring strong links with the wider school community across Calderdale and most importantly with the young people in our setting is fundamentally important. Whatever issues our students or their families face, we always support proactively, ensuring appropriate and thorough intervention that will always be in the best interest of the child.
Our Mental Health Team coordinate the whole school approach to student’s wellbeing and mental health, and ensure the best possible support is embedded throughout the Academy. This team is:
- Mr J. Colwell, Senior Mental Health Lead (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Miss G. Wilson, Pastoral Leader, Mental Health Champion (Pastoral)
- Miss E. Stringer, PHSE Coordinator, Mental Health Champion (Curriculum)
Within this section you will note a number of self help and support guides to access if you are concerned about a child or young person’s mental health. Also
included in this section are links to advice and support networks if you need
further support in managing or supporting a child with their mental health.
Out of hours Mental Health emergencies:
Out of hours mental health emergencies
Before 8pm – Contact 07385 399 840
Between 8pm to 8am – Contact Night OWLS; a
support service available 8pm–8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire. Call free on 0300 2003900, text on 07984 392700 or go to the website to use the online chat function:
Ultimately, we are committed to making a difference; we are not passive players in young people’s lives but active participants who can and do make a real difference. Therefore, if you need any further support please contact the Academy and speak to a member of our Mental Health Team who can provide additional support.