Mental Health and Wellbeing
We currently have an offer in school which enables us to educate, support and signpost children and families to services and interventions which can address some of the mental health issues our community suffers.
Please see the sub pages below for additional information and support both in school and in the wider community.
We recognise that currently there is an impact on schools through the mental health of children, families and staff. The Children's Society states:
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life.
That’s 16 million people experiencing issues such as depression, addiction, anxiety and PTSD.
At any one time, 1/6th of the population will be experiencing a mental health problem.
This means that right now there are at least 10 million children and adults having issues with their mental health and well-being.
1 in 10 schoolchildren have a diagnosable mental health condition.
If children aged between 5 and 16 don’t get the support they need, their problems will get worse. And it’s vital that they get help with their issues now, because:
75% of all mental health problems are established by the time someone is 18.
By not giving children and young people the support they need at a young age, society is allowing their problems to manifest. With the right support at the right time, these problems can be managed and prevented. This is a serious issue because at the moment:
75% of young people who are experiencing mental health problems aren’t receiving treatment.
This problem is largely caused by a lack of available services. Not only would providing more money for support services benefit young people who are experiencing mental health issues, it would also be a good investment for the future.