“Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to their community.” (World Health Organisation).

At Headlands School we recognise that positive wellbeing and good mental health is vital for our students’ happiness and achievement.

We aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our staff and student community. There is an explicit focus on this within our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) and in our everyday ethos.

The mental health and wellbeing of all during the COVID-19 crisis has been a key priority – as has the strategy for supporting students as school life returns on site. Much has been written about children’s experience of ‘loss’ during this period; loss of routine and structure, loss of freedom, loss of opportunity and social life and we are committed to providing the best possible support for the ‘recovery’ period that must follow.

We encourage students and parents with any concerns to get in touch with us.

Click here for information on services provided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Click on the images below to access useful resources for students and parents.

Below are links to good quality information and guidance on mental health and wellbeing:

Young Minds is a fantastic organisation offering free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person.

The NSPCC’s Parents’ site recognises a big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. The site offers information on an array of topics including mental health and wellbeing; self-harm; sexual behaviour; and talking about difficult topics.

The main professional body for psychiatrists in the UK believes that everyone needs knowledge to make informed decisions about their health and aims to produce information which is evidence-based, accessible and up-to-date. Their online A-Z leaflets cover all areas of mental health.

An advice section of the site for parents offering up to date advice and information about drugs, providing access to live chat, email and telephone support, as well as leaflets, FAQs and links to other sites.

A charity offering information and advice to help parents to discuss issues around alcohol with their children.