Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Unified Academy

Mental health is:

  • How we think and feel about ourselves and others.
  • How we interpret events and cope with change, transition and life events.
  • How we learn and communicate.
  • How we form, sustain and end relationships.

The impact of mental health issues on adolescents and young people can be negative and detrimental to their education. A lack of concentration and motivation can lead to difficulties in cognitive development and creates barriers to educational achievements. Self-esteem and self-confidence can also be affected, or even lost as a result of poor mental health or mental health issues.

Source: The World Health Organisation (WHO)

At Unified Academy, we are committed to taking care of the mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community.

We are continually enhancing our mental health knowledge and skillsets and are dedicated to providing students and staff with strategies, activities and approaches to deal with mental health challenges.

We know that when people feel positive and hopeful, they thrive in their learning and become more confident in their ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. That is what everyone at Unified Academy aspires to and deserves.

Here is a list of trusted organisations that you might find useful when dealing with mental health issues:

NHS – Urgent mental health support for children, young people and families

Anxiety UK – Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition

Mind – Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems

Samaritans – Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair

SANE Textcare – Comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most

No Panic – Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder  

YoungMinds – Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals

CALM – CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Rethink Mental Illness – Support and advice for people living with mental illness

Mental Health Foundation – Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities

PAPYRUS – Young suicide prevention society

It’s good to talk – Top tips for talking to your teenager

Covid 19 specific resources

 

My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him.  As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff.  My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders!

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