We believe all our pupils deserve to feel safe, happy and good about themselves and their lives. Our school has a team of trained practitioners supporting the daily wellbeing and long term mental health of those on roll at The Heights.
Pupils receive wellbeing sessions, mental health support and external referrals for counselling, assessments and SEND related support should they have additional needs identified by our team. We also put pupils in need on ‘Safeguarding & Wellbeing Action Plans’ (SWAPs) to monitor and support in more depth.
We recognise some of the challenges in our pupils lives may be due to low moods or emotional wellbeing struggles, and in turn pupil’s positive mental health is at the forefront of everything we do.
Please contact us on 01254 261655 or email Helen.Morris@theheightsfreeschool.org if you would like further information on our services or guidance on accessing support elsewhere.
Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing – key links
|Any support for children struggling with any part of their life, including being abused in any way||Childline | Childline|
|Any support for children struggling with any part of their life – including struggling with life at school or any form of abuse||NSPCC | The UK children’s charity | NSPCC|
|For any child with mental health issues||Home – Mind|
|For any child with mental health issues – access to online counsellors||Home – Kooth|
|For any child considering ending their life or feeling suicidal||Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention | Prevention of Young Suicide (papyrus-uk.org)|
|For any child suffering abuse, including sexual abuse||Stop It Now! UK and Ireland | Preventing child sexual abuse|
|For any child who would like or needs support around their gender or sexual identity||Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline|
|For anyone who would like or need support around domestic violence or abuse or violence at home||Getting help for domestic violence and abuse – NHS (www.nhs.uk)|
|For anyone who is concerned about a forced marriage or honour based violence||Karma Nirvana|
|For anyone who would like or need support around domestic violence or abuse or violence at home||Home | The Wish Centre|
|Advice and guidance on accessing the digital and online world safely||Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online (internetmatters.org)|
|Advice and guidance on accessing the digital and online world safely||Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)|
|Advice and guidance on accessing the digital and online world safely||Free online mental health resources for children and young people — Parent Zone – Parents’ area|
|For anyone with mental health issues||Crisis Text Line UK|
|For any child or young person with mental health issues who may have, feel like or could self-harm in any way||https://www.selfharm.co.uk|
|For any child or young person with mental health issues||The Mix – Essential support for under 25s|