At Royds Academy, we believe it is vital that all members of the community know how to look after their mental health. We aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our student body and staff.
The importance of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) is recognised within the School Development Plan with the aim of creating a successful Mental Wellbeing Strategy to ensure that students receive the mental health support they need quickly and efficiently and develop an environment where all students feel happy and are able to flourish.
At Royds Academy we are committed to promoting positive wellbeing and mental health for all our school community. We all have mental health, and it is important students learn how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing. Please find links to a range of resources and information to support positive mental health and wellbeing.
Maintaining every day, regular routines wherever possible, such as, attending school and lessons whilst working towards managing mental health and wellbeing is key. The academy offers a range of services to help students develop positive mental health and wellbeing and support those experiencing mental health issues. The pastoral team support positive mental health and wellbeing across the academy.
Support is available from a number of areas within the academy:
- Form Tutors and Learning Managers are well placed to be available to discuss any issues. Many things can cause a change in mental health including traumatic events (e.g., loss or separation, life changes, abuse, domestic violence or bullying).
- Pastoral and Safeguarding team are a group of qualified staff who can support students in developing a positive mental wellbeing.
- Miss Henderson offers support to identified students on a 1:1 or small group basis.
- Miss O’Connor leads on mental health and wellbeing across school and is always keen to support in any way possible.
Useful links for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Depression and Anxiety
Parents and Carers
One in six school aged children has a mental health problem. Nine out of ten children with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination. We know that anyone in our community may need additional emotional support to cope with life’s challenges.
Royds Academy is committed to developing a whole school positive mental health and wellbeing ethos which raises awareness and understanding and reduces stigma amongst students, staff and parent/carers.
Royds aims to help young people express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional resilience and therefore their capacity to learn. Teaching students the signs of poor mental health and self-help techniques to support good mental health is key as well as providing support at an early stage in school.
Below, we have sign-posted information and guidance about the issues most commonly seen in school-aged children. The links will take you through to the most relevant page of the listed website.