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:
Covid 19 specific resources
- Coping with stress during the outbreak
- Helping children cope with stress during the outbreak
- List of 10 resources for young people and carers
- Looking after your mental health while self-isolating
- Supporting children with SEN during isolation
- Talking to your children about scary world news
- Top tips for teens during COVID-19