Mental Health and Wellbeing (MHWB)
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused a sharp rise in the number of young people suffering with poor mental health. Our vision for our Mental Health and Wellbeing (MHWB) provision is that ‘students and staff are informed and empowered to be emotionally literate and resilient individuals through a fully embedded mental health and wellbeing programme’.
Below you will find contact details and resources to support you or your child if they are suffering from poor MHWB. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Cotton (Senior Mental Health Lead): email@example.com
Aimed at Young People
Aimed at Parents
Off The Record Croydon - Young people can self-refer for text based or in person counselling. The organisation also offers advice to young people about common difficulties they might face.
Croydon Drop In - A local service where young people can self-refer for counselling and support.
Kooth - An online mental health community where young people can connect with others across the country to discuss their concerns, tips
Young Minds - Mental Health support articles aimed at students.
Action for Children - Advice for what to do if you are concerned that your child might be depressed self-harming.
Young Minds - Access to various resources including a helpline and web chat to support with your child’s MHWB.
Woodside Bereavement - Support for adults or young people who have suffered a bereavement.
Find below a list of a number of apps that we would recommend students can download to help support their MHWB. A further list can be found here.
Breath - To help you regulate your breathing if you are feeling particularly anxious. You can set a timer for how long you want the instruction to last.
Calm - To help reduce stress and anxiety as well as improving sleep.
Forest - To help stop you being distracted by your devices, whilst helping to save the planet!
Kooth - Mainly aimed at young people: webchat and advice for students on MHWB.
Headspace - To take you through guided meditations, tips for mindfulness and ways to help people sleep.