Mental Health and Wellbeing


Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Mental Health Champions and First Aiders 

Steve Cropper (Lead)

Additional Trained Staff:

Nicola Bingham

Karen Ditchburn

Kathryn Thompson 

How do we promote Positive Health and Wellbeing?

  • Positive Mental Health Policy (2018)
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Plans – (identified students)
  • Individual student Risk Assessments
  • Annual Health and Wellbeing surveys (All)
  • Mental Health Pathway CPD professional learning (staff)
  • Referral to professional help and support (identified students)
  • Promotion of student Happy reps.
  • Mental Health Charter (coming April 2019)

What can school do to help?

We can put as much additional pastoral support as we can around the student – identifying trusted adults, safe space, mental wellbeing plan, regular check ins,

We can look to allocate some 1:1 in house therapy time – play, music, talk and draw

We can ask our Educational Psychologist Dr Denise McCarten to complete an assessment on your child

We can make a referral to CAMHS on your behalf, or write supporting documents to give to your GP to assist with a referral

We can refer students to Alliance (external professional counselling service) We have a long standing SLA with Alliance and currently have 3 counsellors in school each week working with students from all 3 sites


Young Minds




The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Please take a look at the recent parent information session we delivered on 22/03/2019.

Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form
Sheraton Building
Ketton Road
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 664140


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