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Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Southlands School, it is our vision that mental health and wellbeing is woven through all of school life.  Our vision of ‘helping young people to help themselves’ highlights the importance that we place on our personal development and valuing the whole school community.

Our aim is to make a difference to the learning, wellbeing and life chances of children with additional needs. Through targeted provision for all of those in our school community, we will actively promote positive mental health and offer personalised support.  

Wellbeing at Southlands School is a collective responsibility across the whole school community, and it is therefore important that we all contribute our ideas on how Southlands School can improve.  We offer regular opportunities for staff, parents, governors and children to give feedback on the development of wellbeing across school.  These views are valued and will inform our next steps.  

We have agreed our priorities from feedback across the school and through evaluating our current provision. We have agreed our outcomes for improvement and have written our action plan in light of this.  We will share this action plan with our school community.  We wish to achieve these areas as fully as possible; therefore, there will be an emphasis on training, teaching and learning, monitoring and evaluation over the coming year.

If you need advice or guidance with regard to mental health, please contact one of the following members of the school staff:

Senior Mental Health Lead – Miss J. Hall
Mental Health First Aiders – Mr S. McKenzie, Miss C. Baird,
Pastoral Team – Mrs J. Hall, Mr S. McKenzie, Mr S. Kirkup, Mrs M. Wetherell
Learning mentor – Alison Glen-Ravenhill

Staff can be contacted on the following email:
Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm (term time only)

If you require support outside of school hours, please seek advice from any of the websites below:

young minds
Young Minds
NHS Mental Health Crisis Team
the mix
The Mix
Papyrus UK
mental health uk
Mental Health UK - Bloom
charlie waller foundation
Charlie Waller Foundation
if you care share
If You Care Share