Wellbeing and Mental Health
Excellence, Care and Partnership
What is mental health?
At The Earls High School we recognise how important it is for students to look after their mental health, in the same way that they look after their physical health. Our state of wellbeing affects how we cope with stress, relate to others, make sensible choices and get on with our family, friends and people that we work with.
As a school, our core values of Excellence, Care and Partnership run through everything we do. As such we work hard to provide an environment that supports students in positively managing their mental health.
How we support good mental health
Our students spend a significant amount of time with us in school which means that staff are in a good position to identify children who may be struggling, and refer them to get the support they need.
Our SEND department help children develop their social and emotional skills, giving them the tools they need to understand and manage their thoughts and feelings. We teach health and wellbeing through both PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and throughout our broader curriculum.
We are fortunate to have both an excellent school nurse and a school Counsellor, both who run programmes to support students’ mental health and wellbeing. Our experienced pastoral team will refer students who need support as well as acting as mentors, providing advice to parents and signposting external support services.
As an organisation, we are currently working towards the Carnegie School Mental Health Award
I am a parent/carer and want some guidance and information
If you have concerns about your child’s mental health then please approach a member of our pastoral team
I am a student and want some guidance and information
If you have concerns about your or a friends mental health then please talk to your tutor, a subject teacher you know well or a member of the pastoral team. Although we don’t have all the answers, we are able to provide in school support and links to external organisations.