The school is committed to supporting students’ well-being and their mental and emotional health is at the forefront of what we offer. We run Parent Information Evenings over the course of the year to support parents with mental health, cyber safety, drug & alcohol awareness, racism, and supporting your children through the options, work experience and exam period. Parents will get invites via ParentMail for these events.
We run an exam stress year 11 group that is structured around mental health research, mainly ‘Chatter’ by Ethan Kross, and is based on the need to teach exam revision and timetabling techniques as well as coping mechanisms to encourage resilience and confidence.
We also offer regular well-being slots with a local Reiki practitioner, and ex-JHCS parent, Hayley Butt of the REAL therapy room. She can be contacted directly on: Hayley.firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please see our Well-being A-Z information for extra information about all of the WB support we have on offer. Find details of our Well-being strategy for student and staff here.
We have two Mental Health Leads in school: Mrs Hide and Mrs Hall, as well as ten staff trained as Mental Health First Aiders with MHFA England and in the autumn term we are planning some Mental Health Student Ambassador training with CAMHs.
A useful website for parents of teenagers: https://www.hampshirehealthyfamilies.org.uk/teenagers