Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
If you have concerns regarding your child’s mental health then please initially speak to their Head of Year or a Safeguarding Lead. The Academy can discuss avenues of support which may include some of the following.
Mentoring support, group sessions for anxiety or low mood and external referrals. Depending on the level of the need, we can refer to Mental Health Schools Team, STICK Team or refer to Forward Thinking Birmingham.
Crisis Team | Forward Thinking Birmingham – If someone’s mental health deteriorates significantly, they may not be able to wait for an appointment with a GP or community team. Sometimes more urgent support is needed to ensure your safety or the safety of others – and this is where our Crisis team comes in.
0300 300 0099- Option 1
Please find HERE links to websites with useful Mental Health resources
Parental Mental Health
As a school that focuses on the family of the child, it is imperative we understand and support parents who may suffer with their own mental health issues. Whilst we appreciate this may be difficult to discuss, we can not underestimate the impact our mental health can have on young people.
Please see further details of support below:
Birmingham Healthy Minds www.bsmhft.nhs.uk
0121 301 2525 – Text “BHM” to 60777 and request a call back
Mind – www.birmingham-mind.org
0121 262 3555 Alternatively, please discuss any concerns you have with your child’s Head of Year or a member of the safeguarding team.