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Mental Health and Well-Being

Following the success of Mental Health Awareness Week, for this year’s Loneliness Awareness week (13-17th June 2022), the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport is continuing to encourage people to ‘Lift someone out of loneliness‘ as part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign. The campaign, aimed at the general public, will point people towards the Every Mind Matters loneliness webpage, where there is advice for ways to help yourself or others who may be feeling lonely and suggested support routes. We are incredibly grateful for all of the support you have given to the Loneliness campaign in 2022 so far. We would love your support during Loneliness Awareness Week to help spread this important message across your channels and networks.  Campaign assets and a new Loneliness Awareness Week 2022 toolkit can be downloaded from the Campaign Resource Centre.
 
If you require further information at this stage, please contact campaigns@dcms.gov.uk.

Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” 

World Health Organisation. 2018 

At Holyhead School  we aim to promote good mental health and wellbeing for our whole community: students, staff, parents and carers. 

We aim to develop protective factors by being a community in which all:

  • are respected 
  • have a sense of belonging and feel safe
  • are able to talk openly with trusted adults
  • see good mental health as something to be valued and nurtured

We want all members of our community 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 challenges of everyday life
  • manage times of stress and deal with change
  • thrive and achieve

We aim to achieve this through:

  • awareness raising (wellbeing assemblies, tips for good mental health)
  • listening to our students 
  • gaining insights via student voice
  • working in partnership with parents/carers where there are concerns about mental health 
  • signposting sources of external help and advice
  • making referrals and working with external agencies to provide additional support to those who need it
  • recognising the importance of staff mental health and wellbeing. 
  • modelling healthy attitudes and habits  
  • our PSHE curriculum. 

We are not able or qualified to offer

  • counselling
  • testing and diagnosis of mental health conditions
  • specialist therapies