At Forest Hall School, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
Our School Charter states that
We will respect and value each other’s unique individual needs and identities.
We will challenge ourselves and others everyday to reach our full potential.
We will support and protect our school and the wider community.
We will build an exceptional school by working together as one.
Where everyone feels safe and valued.
Our School Charter underpins everything that we do. 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 - 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.
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