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Mental Health Awareness

We are committed to supporting the emotional health and mental wellbeing of our students and our wider community.  In this section, please find sources of support in school, in Trafford and nationally.

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For Young People:

  • Try to talk about what is happening. Often families welcome a chance to talk openly about concerns.  
  • If it’s hard to put into words, work out with family a way to let them know if you are really struggling.  
  • If there is something going on at home or somewhere else that you are worried about, tell a teacher, trusted adult or a friend.   
  • Try to spend less time alone. Spend time with your friends and family.   
  • Plan things to look forward to, even small things.   
  • Think about ways to care for yourself or things that make you feel good. Everyone is different, for some it’s relaxation, for others it can help to help others.

Please read the attached Mental Health Wellbeing Guides which have been designed specifically for both KS3 and KS4 Students.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Guide for KS3 Students

Mental Health & Wellbeing Guide for KS4 Students

Mental Health and Wellbeing Information for Students

For Parents and Carers:

  • If you are worried your child may self-harm it is important to keep the environment as safe as possible. Keep all medication or sharp objects in a safe and secure place.     
  • Try to speak about what has happened. If you are feeling very angry or upset about what your child has done or said, try to deal with these feelings away from your child with friends, partner or other parent.    
  • When talking to your child, try to stay away from expressing blame. Instead it is important to let them know how concerned you are for them and that you are there for them if they are struggling.    
  • Be extra vigilant about where your child is and what they might be doing.

Please read the attached Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Guide which has been designed specifically for Parents and Carers.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide for Parent and Carers

Talking to Your Child About Mental Health

Sources of Support:

  • Talk to a member of staff; a Tutor, the Inclusion Team, your Head of House, Mrs Doherty or Mr Pemberton
  • Visit the School Nurse
  • Consider a referral to Trafford Thrive, our Mental Health Practitioners based in school
  • Consider a 42nd Street referral at school via Mrs Birney
  • Talk to your GP who can provide further advice & support
  • Call Young Minds 08088 025544
  • Log onto (online counselling)
  • Call Childline 0800 1111
  • Call Samaritans 116 123

If you/your parents cannot keep yourself safe, or you have harmed yourself, you need to attend A&E or contact the emergency services.

Support Services in Trafford

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