At Forest Hall School, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that exceptional teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
Forest Hall School is a community where we want everyone to feel supported, safe and happy.
Students at Forest Hall School meet and work with a number of role models and organisations who represent wider society. We work collaboratively with a range of national and international groups - Sisters in Strength, Stonewall, Hope Not Hate, Samaritans and Mind to name but a few. Students benefit enormously from the involvement of these organisations and people.
Kooth is an award winning online counselling service helping those aged between 10-18 years old with any troubles they may have.
They provide an anonymous and confidential service using a mix of counselling, support and advice on a drop in, out of hours and structured sessions.
The website itself contains the following:
· Message forums – get support from other young people
· Self help tools
· Messaging – online instant messaging service with a Kooth worker
· Online magazine – read articles written by others and contribute yourself!
· Games, blogs and more…
Aimed at helping with a range of topic including:
· Eating disorders
· General health
All counsellors are trained, qualified and used to working with the age group using the service.
Young people aged 11 to 18 years will have access to online advice, self-help tools and counselling through Kooth.com. This is available 365 days a year and interactive counselling is available till 10pm every night.
UK Addiction Treatment Group
Although we do not often talk about it, experimenting with drugs and alcohol can happen at any time, and sometimes there is pressure from people around you – even from your friends – to try things you might not want to. It might not be clear what to do, or who can help.
To support our students, Whitecross Hereford is working closely with the UK Addiction Treatment Group (www.ukat.co.uk/v123/) who are experts in this field. They can provide students with information about drugs and alcohol so that they are made fully aware of the dangers that come with them.
They will be at school for our CCD day in March to interact with students and talk about drugs, alcohol and mental health. They have written a very interesting guide which students and parents can read through and discuss all of the topics raised during the session. The UKAT student guide to drugs and alcohol can be found by clicking this link www.ukat.co.uk/ukat-student-guide-september-2020/v122/ ).
Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk
Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org
Mind - https://mind.org.uk
Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk
NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/anxiety-in-children.aspx