Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being
At Bexhill Academy, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
Bexhill Academy students work with a number of role models and organisations who represent wider society. We work collaboratively with a range of national and international groups - Stonewall, Young Minds and Time to Change to name but a few. Students benefit enormously from the involvement of these organisations and people.
Mental Health and Autism
Molehill Mountain is an app to help autistic people understand and self-manage anxiety.
You can use Molehill Mountain to explore the causes and symptoms of anxiety.
- Track your worries and the situations that trigger anxiety.
- Get evidence-based daily tips to understand more about anxiety.
- Feel more confident to self-manage anxiety.
Support for Students and Parents/Carers at Bexhill Academy
The academy runs mental health first aid drop in sessions during lunch times.
The drop in sessions are there for students to come and have a chat about any general concerns or worries, relating to anything school/home etc. They will be offered strategies and support to help them manage their emotions, and if required, further referrals can be made.
There is also an email address available that all students, parents and staff can access to raise any concerns.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to mental health. Please email email@example.com
IMPORTANT – If you have any safeguarding concerns – please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email
New support from i-Rock
Young Minds – Taking Time Out for your Mental Health
A guide for helping parents and carers to support a young person who is struggling with their mental health
An animated video by Papyrus
Support agency dedicated to working with young people at risk of suicide
Anna Freud network supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools
Anxiety App for autistic students (recommended by NHS)
MeeToo- a multi-award winning, free, anonymous app where young people can talk about difficult things
Mind-Ed- E-learning for professionals working with children and young people
NHS endorsed advice and tips
Right Here publications on mental health
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Help line is: 0300 111 5065 open 9am-9pm Monday to Sunday
Time to Change- Anti-Stigma Campaign and Resources
Tips and advice for Migrants’ Mental Health
Six ways to improve your wellbeing, aimed at migrants.
Young Minds Website