mental health & WELLBEING
It is widely recognised that a child / young person’s emotional health influences their cognitive development & learning as well as their physical & social health, all of which impacts their mental wellbeing in adulthood, in fact, 70% of adult mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
Here at Alec Reed Academy, we keep the mental health and wellbeing of our students at the heart of our school. It is intrinsically woven into the school ethos and is reflected in all aspects of school life.
To support our student's mental wellbeing, we have a full-time, qualified and (BACP) Accredited School Counsellor / Play Therapist who provides 1:1 counselling sessions, we offer an anxiety programme as well as an art therapy group. Several of our staff members are trained Mental Health First Aiders, a number of our students are Mental Health Ambassadors, and we are currently embarking on a training programme for Student Wellbeing Ambassadors.
We hold regular assemblies promoting all aspects of mental wellbeing and publish features on mental health in the school newsletter. There are several tabs on the left which allow you to access further information on a range of mental health and wellbeing issues.
If you are concerned about your child's mental health, please contact your child’s year group SaFE Worker or Julie can be reached on Julie.Bockling@Alecreedacademy.co.uk