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We are delighted to have been awarded Gold Status in the School Mental Health Awards from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. It is an amazing achievement and recognises the exceptional work that is being done throughout the academy to support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and students.

Mental Wellbeing

Here at Outwood Grange Academies Trust, we put students first to raise standards and transform lives. Creating a supportive environment where our students feel happy and able to flourish underpins everything we do.

We have created a new website which provides a comprehensive range of services for our students and parents to access to support them and their mental wellbeing. To visit, please click on the link below:

Outwood Grange Academies Trust Mental Wellbeing Strategy

PHE have a new campaign to support Mental Health in Children

Resources in your community

Mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak Click here

Below are resources available in your community…

Resources for children and young people in Wakefield Click here
Turning Point – A self referral tool for those aged 16+ Click here
Youngminds Click here
Calm Zone/Childline Click here
Papyrus Click here
Kooth Click here

Looking after yourself during the second lockdown.

Please click the tab below.

Advice for parents and carers – Looking after children’s mental health – October 2020

Advice for parents and carers – Tools to support you and your families wellbeing. January 2021

Advice for parents and carers about separation anxiety. Please see tab below.

Mindfulness and relaxation ideas. Please see the tab below.

Activities to do at home

As part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week here are some reminders of the importance of internet safety and how parents and carers can help children to show more digital resilience. June 2020.

Mental Health Wellbeing Tips from Kooth

Tips to deal with stress, worry and anxiety November 2020

Tips for exam stress October 2020

Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life.
Our Mental Wellbeing is dynamic as it can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.

There are some common life events that may affect your Mental Wellbeing:
Loss or bereavement.
Loneliness.
Relationship problems.
Issues at school.
Worries about money.

Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:
Build positive relationships.
Take time for yourself.
Look after your mental health.
Look after your physical health.

What can you do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?
Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends.
Associate yourself with positive people.
Join an enrichment club.
Speak to a member of staff.
Talk to your Learning Manager.
Tell the Inclusion Team.
Get involved with the Peer Mentors.
Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked).

If you are struggling with your mental health, feeling down or low, could you please see a member of the Inclusion team:

Inclusion Leader
Miss Mamwell

Bridge Manager
Mrs Goldsworthy

Mental Health Ambassadors
Mrs Haworth
Miss Hodgson

Associate Vice Principal
Miss Langley

Learning manager’s office
Lead Learning Manager – Mrs Button
Y7 Mrs Chambers
Y8 Mr Pickering
Y9 Mrs Holroyd
Y10 Mr Radford
Y11 Miss Dickinson

Mental Health Champions
To continue to raise awareness of Mental Wellbeing in the Academy we have appointed Mental Health Champions. These are students from across all year groups who will work alongside our staff to raise awareness of how we can all look after our mental wellbeing.