Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental health problems in young people can isolate, disrupt and frighten them, resulting in lower educational attainment, and have a lasting impact on a person’s life. More than half of all mental health problems in adult life (not including dementia) start by the age of 14.
Here at Westley Middle School we aim to support all our students and help them to build academic resilience. By looking at Academic Resilience across the school, students and staff will learn how to cope with change and adversity, to enjoy learning and to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Building strong mental health early in life can help children build their self-esteem, learn to settle themselves and engage positively with their education. This, in turn, can lead to improved academic attainment, enhanced future employment opportunities and positive life choices.
If you have any worries about Online Safety or any online activities please contact us and speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.
Mr P Moore is our Online Safety Lead.
The following links offer help and advice for current concerns for children and young people.
We are all adapting to a new way of life due to Covid-19, and this is a very challenging and emotional time for families. As parents and carers, and those ensuring the welfare of children, it is important that we help children find positive ways to express their feelings. The resource below gives some ideas on things that you can do to support children and young people, and yourself, during this time.