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Mental health is widespread and can affect people from all walks of life.

Conditions vary in nature and severity, but all can have a significant impact on the lives of people who experience them. There is also a significant impact on society and the economy, with mental health problems being linked to homelessness, unemployment, poor physical health, and risky behaviour in young people.

People can recover from mental illness if they receive timely and appropriate treatment and support, but many people struggle to access mental health services when they need them.

(LCC 2018)

23989WAS award 2023

 

A survey published in February 2022 by Place2Be and the National Association of Head Teachers finds that mental health problems among pupils in the UK had increased since the start of the academic year, including low self-esteem (86%), depression (76%) and constant feelings of anger (68%).
 
Since September 2022 we have:-
 
  • Introduced a school counsellor
  • Trained four Mental Health First Aiders
  • Expanded our safeguarding team
  • Introduced restorative practice
  • Developed signposting for parents and students
  • Become a MHST school
  • Become part of the Lincolnshire reform programme for Mental Health, for young people
  • Introduced a Senior Mental Health Leader
  • Enhanced our well-being, tutor activity programme
  • Launched the PULSE app as part of our wellbeing Wednesday
 

The Wellbeing Award for Schools

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools! Please see the letter below for full details, sent to parents in November 2023.

Download   November 2023 Update to Parents

 

PULSE - Wellbeing Wednesday

The Pulse app provides fun and easy 60-second weekly check-ins to encourage our students to reflect on their mental, social and physical wellbeing. In tutor time, students will complete a ‘check in’. This will be on a Wednesday morning ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’. The students will answer a series of questions and will have the opportunity to reach out to a member of staff. Form tutors and our Pastoral team will then monitor and address any concerns that arise. Questions are answered anonymously, and students are signposted to resources where relevant.

Download   Pulse App - Student Guide

 
 
As part of our continuing development in supporting our community, we have also provided links to other supportive resources. 

 

Student Support Websites

Young Minds
This is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Kidscape
Offers support and information for young people experiencing bullying.
https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

Self-referral – Here 4 you
https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/young-people/self-referral

Kooth
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
https://www.kooth.com/

Teen Sleep Hub
The Teen Sleep Hub provides support to teenagers to help them get the sleep they need.
https://teensleephub.org.uk/

Anna Freud Centre
A children's charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services.
https://annafreud.org

National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for autistic people and their families.
https://www.autism.org.uk

Childline
A counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK provided by the NSPCC
https://www.childline.org.uk/

SHOUT 85258
Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks in the UK, for anyone in crisis. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Children’s Therapy Services
https://www.lincolnshirechildrenstherapyservices.nhs.uk/

 

Family Support Websites

Mood Juice- Parental information
Offers information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings, and actions.
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health

Beat
Beat is a website dedicated to Eating Disorders-Parental information support.
https://www.beateatingdisorder.org.uk/

National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for autistic people and their families.
https://www.autism.org.uk/

STEPS2CHANGE
https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/steps2change/home

Lincolnshire ADHD Support Group
The leading UK charity for ADHD people and their families.
www.lincsadhd.org

Family Lives
http://www.familylives.org.uk/

Self-referral – Here 4 you
https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/young-people/self-referral

Mermaids
https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Hub of Hope
https://hubofhope.co.uk/

NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/advice-for-parents/worried-about-your-teenager/