Emotional Health & Wellbeing

We place the wellbeing of our whole school community at the heart of everything we do. From a strategic point of view we have our annual School Development Plan and our longer term strategic priorities. We focus everything on outcomes we value, rather than solely focusing on the value of outcomes. The outcomes we value are:

  • Investing in Staff
  • Aiming for Excellence
  • A “Whole’istic Approach”
  • Investing in futures

All of which are underpinned by wellbeing

We firmly believe that in order to have a school environment where young people feel loved, valued, safe and inspired it is vital that staff, all staff including cleaners, caretakers, dinner lady etc. are happy and secure in their roles therefore the school has a detailed staff wellbeing policy that is based on regular staff surveys. Staff morale is a priority and there are a number of initiatives we have to ensure that staff morale remains high even during times where we are feeling pressure. For more information about this please contact the school and ask for Mrs Carr or Miss Banks.

Celebrating Staff Achievements Policy 2018-2019

Staff Code of Conduct

Staff Wellbeing Policy

Other sources of support available to staff:

Qwell is a fantastic service offering FREE mental health and well-being support by BACP accredited practitioners to teachers and TAs in the North East. Adults accessing Qwell can do so without the waiting lists or thresholds often associated with traditional mental health services. You can join online peer support communities, access self-help materials or engage in drop-in or booked one to one online chat sessions with experienced counsellors (6 sessions, free of charge). Qwell works in partnership with traditional community health providers and provides links and pathways to traditional and specialist face-to-face services.

It is important to mention that Stockton Borough Council HR services are very supportive of this service, however anything you share with HR will be at your own discretion – Qwell are a completely confidential service and therefore will not share your session notes/data captured re mental health on your behalf.

Qwell can be accessed in addition to, not instead of, any counselling you may receive as part of HR support.

https://www.qwell.io/

Counsellors available online Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm and weekends 6pm – 10pm

Other sources of support available to pupils:

Kooth is a transformational digital mental health support service from the same family as Qwell. It gives children and young people access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors. Access is free of the typical barriers to support: No waiting lists, no thresholds, no cost and complete anonymity. Launched in 2004 and accredited by BACP, more than 1,500 children and young people across the country currently log into Kooth every day.

https://www.kooth.com/

Counsellors available online Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm and weekends 6pm – 10pm

https://www.minded.org.uk/

https://www.annafreud.org/

https://stem4.org.uk/schools/

http://www.middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk/contact-us.aspx

https://brainhappy.co.uk/

This link lists all the mental health support services e.g. Samaritans, crisis line numbers. https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support