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Mental Health & Wellbeing

This area of the website provides information on external support and resources for mental health and wellbeing. Dudley Academies Trust recognises that positive mental health and wellbeing are essential to the development of thriving and successful pupils/learners.  It is therefore vital to our aims as a Trust that we provide high quality emotional health and wellbeing support.

In addition to supporting individual pupils/learners with emotional health and wellbeing concerns, the Trust is committed to making sure that all pupils/learners can access a cohesive network of pastoral and medical services. These include:

  • A pastoral team, who are available at any time of day.
  • Appointments with trained Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Peer mentors, who are trained to support other pupils/learners in their year groups.

The academies work alongside Reflexions (the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) – Dudley) that includes having a dedicated Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP). 

Government Guidance: Health and wellbeing during coronavirus

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19). This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Government Guidance: Health and wellbeing during coronavirus

Local Support

National Support  

  • Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
  • ThinkuKnow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
  • Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Young Minds is one of the UK's leading charities for children and young people's mental health.
  • The Mix – Essential support for under 25s.
  • Place2Be is one of the UK’s leading children's mental health charities.
  • Children's Mental Health Week is an annual opportunity to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness.
  • NHS provide mental health and wellbeing advice and guidance.
  • Childline one of UK’s leading support agencies for children.
  • NSPCC – National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children – this website contains a wealth of advice and resources.

Online Safety   

  • CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection.
  • NSPCC – Online safety advice.
  • NSPCC – Online parental controls.
  • INEQE – A safeguarding hub with lots of training resources and videos about staying safe online.
  • Izone – Dudley website providing support.
  • Safe and sound – Stay safe on social media, advice from Dudley’s community safety partnership.