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Well-Being A to Z

A-Z of Well-Being Support at John Hanson School



Andover Mind: we work with this local charity for young people who experience or are affected by mental health distress. We have outreach workers support weekly in school.

Assemblies: through our assembly programme we cover topical issues and mark national initiatives such as anti-bullying week and mental health week.


Bereavement Support group: this group meets monthly to chat, play games and explore feelings after the death of a parent or sibling. They bake cakes, raise money and have created our beautiful Memorial Garden in the courtyard. 


Catch 22: deliver targeted and specialist substance misuse services for young adults. 1:1 sessions offered or small group work.

CAMHs: (Child and Adolescent Mental Health service): support young people who need more specialised targeted support in dealing with their emotional well-being.


Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Hide, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Hall.


Exam stress group: using the Research University approved CTAS questionnaire, we grade Year 11 students to then offer them group support over the course of their final potentially stressful year.  Offering stress busters, and ways to avoid exam anxiety, we have guest speakers, fitness suggestions and general well-being ideas to help them through this tough year.


FitFest: mobile workshop for young people to become more aware, motivated and empowered to make choices that enhance their health and wellbeing.

FEIPS practitioner:  FEIPS aims to have a positive impact on their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. FEIPS sessions are designed to be more pupil led but Christina Clothier the FEIPS practitioner facilitates a helping conversation using counselling practises. Simply put, FEIPS offers time to talk.

Feminist club: meeting on a Wednesday lunch time, the feminist group meet to discuss all things equality.  With guest speakers each week, and a wide range of students, boys and girls from all year groups, this is an opportunity for students to really explore their thoughts and debate with one another.  All views are welcome, provided they are expressed respectfully.


Girl talk / Boy Talk (No Limits): delivers a single sexed sex and relationship educational programme (year 9 and above).


Hampshire Youth Access: provides counselling, information, advice and support to young people.


Inclusion manager: Karen Wilson works with our young people to help them regulate their emotions and behaviour to enable them to access their education (Mrs Wilson is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead).


LGBTIQ+ club: meeting on a Monday lunch time, the LGBTQI+ club is a group that aims to empower our students, and allow them to ask questions in a safe environment.  Pupils who are not themselves LGBTQI+, are more than welcome to come along and show their support.


Online safety: This is covered throughout the computing curriculum and also during PHSE Days. There are weekly newsletter entries providing parents/carers with advice on how to keep their children safe.


Parent Information Evenings: these run yearly on areas of interest to parents, from Exam Stress, to Drugs Awareness and Cyber Safety; we ask parents what they need each summer term, and then deliver!  Stacey Miller, a local consultant is a regular visitor to deliver these vital sessions.

PSHE programme: across six off time-table days, we cover all areas of PSHE and Citizenship, including: Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health, Relationships & Sex, Living in the Wider World, and Careers & Enterprise education.


Reiki sessions with The REAL Therapy Room: parents can book their child onto monthly half hour sessions with Hayley by contacting her directly via our Social Media and Parent Mail posts (please note there is a cost to this support).


Tutor teacher: every morning the students are seen by their tutor, who is responsible for their academic and emotional wellbeing.


Wise Up project: a personal development programme, giving young people the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities focussing around key youth issues, such as mental health and relationships.


Young Carers: we provide a drop-in where a young carer can chill out, meet other young carers, share worries, have a laugh and share ideas.   We believe in taking stress away from the young mind

Youth Crime Prevention: Who can be referred? Any young person aged 10-16 (inclusive), who is at risk of offending and anti-social behaviour due to:

  • Their own behaviour at home, at school or in the community;
  • The influence of friends, family and associates;
  • Underlying risk factors that are likely to lead to offending or anti-social behaviour in the future.




Useful links to websites, guidance and advice

Abuse or Safeguarding issue

Link to Guidance/Advice



What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

DfE advice

Domestic abuse: Various Information/Guidance

Home Office

Faith based abuse: National Action Plan

DfE advice

Relationship abuse: disrespect nobody

Home Office website




Charity websites


Prevent bullying including cyberbullying

DfE advice

Children and the courts

Advice for 12-17 year old witnesses in criminal courts

MoJ advice

Children missing from education, home or care

Children missing education

DfE guidance

Child missing from home or care

DfE guidance

Children and adults missing strategy

Home Office strategy

Children with family members in prison

National Information centre on Children of Offenders

Barnado’s in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) advice

Child Exploitation

County Lines: Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults

Home Office Guidance

Trafficking: Safeguarding children

DfE and HO guidance


Drug strategy 2017

Home Office strategy

Information and advice on drugs

Talk to Frank website

Domestic violence




‘Honour Based Violence’


Female genital mutilation: information and resources

Home Office

Forced marriage: statutory guidance and government advice

Foreign Commonwealth office and Home Office

Health and Wellbeing

Fabricated or induced illness: safeguarding children

DfE, Department for Health and Home office

Mental health and behaviour

DfE advice


Homelessness: How local authorities should exercise their functions


Mental Health






Sexting: responding to incidents and safeguarding children

UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Private Fostering

Private fostering: local authorities

DfE guidance


Prevent duty guidance

Home Office

Educate Against Hate Website

DfE and Home office


Ending violence against women and girls 2016-2020 strategy

Home Office strategy

Violence against women and girls: national statement of expectations for victims

Home Office guidance

Serious violence strategy

Home Office

Young Careers