Mental Health and Wellbeing
We support, challenge and collaborate in our endeavour to provide world-class education that allows our whole community to flourish.
At Longdendale High school we recognise that young people flourish and reach their life potential when all barriers to school life are recognised and supported , to enable them to function at their best both in school and at home. With our vision in mind – we recognise the importance of positive wellbeing for all our staff and students.
We understand and value the importance of positive wellbeing and how crucial it is to support our students and their families through difficult times where there may be mental health conditions that impact on daily living significantly.
All our students access information and guidance on Mental health and wellbeing through curriculum learning opportunities, PSHE specific lessons and themed assemblies by both school staff and external specialists.
How we can support families with Mental ill health and well-being:
- Our young people all have a Form tutor and a Learning Leader who are monitoring and supporting their year group progress, engagement and overall barriers in any area.
- Our Aspire Centre staff are available to support any emerging barriers to all aspects of learning
- We have a group of Student Leaders who support other young people with peer support in school – they are available at start of the day, break and lunchtimes.
- Mrs Noble is the school Mental Health Leader – Mrs Noble can do an initial assessment with any students, that will help families understand what level of support may be most useful. We can then signpost or refer to external agencies or we can offer intervention in school.
- Mrs Ellis on the Inclusion Team also works with Mrs Noble to offer support to our students with building self esteem, managing strong feelings – exam stress and other support that strengthens resilience of our students. 1:1 and small group work is available.
- Mrs Noble is a qualified Counsellor and can offer Evidence Based CBT interventions ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 1:1 or small group Interventions at low to moderate intensity, for the following things.
- Low mood and Depression
- Managing Worry
Our Mental Health Leader – Mrs Noble and Our SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator) Mrs Gill work together to support young people to access further resources if young people are significantly impacted by long standing mental health conditions, and it is becoming a Special Educational Need.
We also are aware of the stressful times families can face – so we offer Parenting workshops and we can signpost families to the best external services in order to support if needed.
Mental Health Advice
Young Minds has a new Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis across the UK. Young people can access the text-message based service by texting
YM to 85258. This is part of a messenger text support service also called' SHOUT' 85258 if in crisis
kooth.com - Free online counselling and wellbeing resources for young people
Anthony Seddon Centre in Ashton are now doing bookable face to face counselling sessions for young people on a Thursday evening - 0161 376 4439
Mental health; Positive Mental health habits that can support young people deal with life challenges ;
Download the information here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/En-oEBnXIAAN42W?format=jpg&name=large
Parenting: The Tameside Safeguarding Children's Partnership has just updated it's Parenting Handbook
This is additional information and contacts for families on various topics that families may find useful
Link to the handbook
Young people and safer relationships
Parent/ families website ; young people and exploitation advice for parents for how to keep young people safe; safe relationships. The website can be found here: http://knowaboutcse.co.uk/
Family pairing feature; privacy settings and controls, advice for parents and carers .To find out more information about TikTok's Family Pairing feature and to download a helpful poster to share with pupils and parents, go to: https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/tiktok-update-parental-controls-with-family-pairing-feature/
Supporting your child to be safer online this Winter break
Mental Health Support
Video for parents mental health and Coronavirus
Video for young peopleand Coronavirus
Click here for more information
Мental health week awareness week
There is a carers/parents webinar Wednesday 12th May in the evening if families wish to know more about the KOOTH.COM online counselling service for young people, and what it offers click here to attend
No Harm Done Project
As part of the No Harm Done project, Young Minds has developed a resource package for children and young people, parents and carers, for information around Self injury
Safer Internet Day 2021
Mental Health week Resources for Young people - Day 2
Mental Health Week - Day 3
Mental Health Week - Day 4
Mental Health Week 18-24th May 2020
Mental Health Week 18-24th May 2020
Mental Health Week Day 2