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Mental Health and Well-Being

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

Meet the Team

Mrs K Robinson
Vice Principal & SENDCo

Mrs S Parker
Head of Year 10

Mrs S Stafford
Subject Lead of Art & Design

More information about Mental Health is available on our Parent Portal. 

 

Contact Us

Milestone Lane,
Handsworth,
Birmingham,
B21 0HN

0121 523 1960