Mental Health and Wellbeing

Looking after your child’s mental health and emotional well-being is essential.  Mental health is as important to a child’s safety and wellbeing as their physical health. It can impact on all aspects of their life, including their educational attainment, relationships, and physical wellbeing.

We all have mental health. Your mental health affects how you feel, think and act. It refers to your emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Your mental health can change on a daily basis and over time and can be affected by a range of factors.

We know that the rates of mental health problems increase as children get older. Almost two in 10 students aged 11 to 16 has an identifiable mental health condition – which rises to around one in five among 17- to 22-year-olds.

If you feel that your child is struggling with any aspect of their mental health, your first port of call is to have a conversation with a member of the academy’s pastoral team and/or a member of the academy’s safeguarding team. They will try and help you to respond to the needs of your child.

We have put together links to various external agencies that you may find helpful as a parent/carer to support you with your child’s mental health and emotional well-being.




Shout – UK’s 24/7 Crisis Text Service for Mental Health Support | Shout 85258 (


For Me | Childline


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)