Mental Health and Well-being
Senior Mental Health Lead: Mrs G Lowe. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click link to: Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy
At Granville Academy, we are committed to fostering a culture in which positive mental health and wellbeing are promoted and embraced. We believe that ‘mental health matters’ and that children’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. The Academy adopts a whole school approach to raising awareness of the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing and the support available to students to attain this.
Granville Academy recognises that positive mental health is not just the absence of mental health problems. We want all students to:
- Feel confident in themselves.
- Be able to express a range of emotions appropriately.
- Be able to make and maintain positive relationships with others.
- Cope with the stresses of everyday life.
- Manage times of stress and be able to deal with change.
- Learn and achieve.
We believe that everyone in our Academy has a responsibility for promoting positive mental health and recognise that some students will require additional guidance and support. Our focus is upon ensuring that interventions are offered at the earliest possible opportunity to prevent any delay in support resulting in an escalation of need or concern.
Our Mental Health Strategy outlines our approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing, detailing how we inform, educate and support all students throughout their time with us as well as our approach to supporting those students who need additional support and intervention.
At Granville Academy, we are also fortunate to have a team of Mental Health First Aiders, who can support and signpost students when needed. The team is made up of members of our pastoral, SEN and safeguarding team.
Where else is support available?
Outside of school, there are a number of sources of support available for students and parents to access for further advice, information and support. These include:
ANXIETY UK https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
HEALTH FOR TEENS https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/
YOUNG MINDS https://www.youngminds.org.uk/