At The Kingston Academy we work hard to promote good mental health amongst our pupils and we understand that their emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as their physical health.
We recognise that today’s teenagers face an increasingly complex and challenging world. The constant pressure of social media, in particular, can present numerous pressures for young people. One of our key aims is to build emotional resilience amongst our pupils, to make them tenacious, willing to try something new and with the ability to realise that mistakes are opportunities to improve.
Support in school
We know that there are times when pupils may need extra support with their wellbeing. In addition to our form tutors and Heads of Year, we have a team of Mental Health First Aiders as well as Pupil Welfare Coordinators in a dedicated space who are able to support pupils when needed or as part of planned interventions.
We have external professionals who come to school each week, including a School Health Practitioner from YourHealthcare, a counsellor, and mentors. We work collaboratively with other schools through the Kingston Mental Health Support Team (MHST) to develop mental health provision in the local area and we benefit from an Education Wellbeing Practitioner who attends school each week, supporting young people with anxiety, low mood and other common difficulties.
If you are concerned about your child's wellbeing please contact their Head of Year who will be able to discuss this with you.
We have collated some useful links below for pupils, parents and carers. Click on the links to access the sites.