Mental Health & Well-Being
Alcohol Awareness Week
To mark alcohol awareness week, here are some short videos to help your understanding of the dangers of alcohol, particularly for young people, and to aid conversations with your children.
Mental Health Matters
At Meden School we are determined to develop every aspect of our student’s character. We aim to achieve this through our Personal Development Curriculum, which provides students with an opportunity to explore and develop key aspects of their character.
The Personal Development curriculum seeks to educate students on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, have good mental health, how to cultivate healthy relationships through school life and beyond and how to positively contribute to their community.
Students will be encouraged to engage with and think maturely about a range of issues, which will support them in making sound decisions around their own safety, personal development and mental health.
To further support our students, in addition to our dedicated pastoral team, we also have a school counsellor and SEMH support groups that students can access to ensure that they are supported in tackling issues that they face.
More recently we have trained a number of staff in Mental Health First Aid and they are available in school to support students when needed.
Our Mental Health support team are:
- Kim Hickinbotham - Senior Mental Health Lead
- Vicky Hill – School Counsellor
- Mental Health Support Team – Joanne Donald and Emma Woodhall
- Mental Health first aiders
- Kim Hickinbotham
- Tracy Coulson
- Greg Harris
- Belinda Rogers
- Alice Hibbert
- Claire Ashley
Meden's Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Support Group
Useful Safeguarding Guides for Parents & Carers
Self harm - a guide for Parents and Carers
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is not for profit creating a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, by helping people to take practical action drawing on the latest scientific research. Their vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good.
Anna Freud Centre
A children’s mental health charity providing specialist help.
- Telephone: 0207 794 2313
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Weekdays 9.30 – 16.00)
Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. Help and advice is free and confidential.
- Telephone: 0800 1111
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone. The service is available 24 hours a day.
- Telephone: 116 123 (any time)
- Email: email@example.com
Students Against Depression
Information and help for anyone feeling depressed. This site offers UK students comprehensive information and discussion about:
- What depression is
- What contexts depression flourishes in
- Self-help strategies for tackling depression
- How to get further support and help
Provides free online support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat based services.
Charlie Walker Memorial Trust
Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.
- Telephone: 01635 869754
National mental health charity.
- Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (Weekdays 9:00 – 17:00)
- Text: 86463
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cruse – Bereavement Care
Cruse offer support and advice to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
- Telephone: 0808 808 1677 (Weekdays 9:00 – 17:00)
- Email: email@example.com
Helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders.
- Telephone: 08444 775 774 (Weekdays 9:30 – 17:30)
- Text Service 07537 416 905
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)
ABC provides personal advice to anyone affected by an eating disorder. They support sufferers and their family and friends towards a full recovery.
- Telephone: 03000 11 12 13
Hearing Voices Network
HVN is also there to help cares and to support and advise voice-hearers.
- Telephone: 0114 271 8210
- Email: email@example.com
Out-of-hours mental health helpline for anyone who is affected by mental illness.
- Telephone: 0300 304 7000
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
Confidential support to do with sexuality, gender identity and sexual health.
- Telephone: 0300 330 0630
Change Grow Live
Free and confidential drug and alcohol service.
- Telephone: 0115 896 0798
Mobile text service if you aren't comfortable talking over the phone