'Well-being' is a personal evaluation of how we feel about and experience our lives. Well-being, positive mental health and mental well-being are often used interchangeably, although ‘well-being' is also used in a broader sense to include physical health. In the sense being used here, well-being includes:
How we feel
How we think
Meaning & Purpose in life
As a school it is our duty to ensure students, staff and parents remain motivated, engaged and healthy during challenging times.
There are many things to consider when thinking about your own and others personal well-being:
Coventry School Nursing is delighted to launch two new health focussed websites for young people across Coventry.
Health for kids offers a fun way for children to learn about health with games, activities and quizzes, and also offers advice to parents.
Health for teens hosts videos as well as articles to educate teenagers on a range of health topics such as contraception, mental health, drugs and alcohol.
Students can see their NHS school nurse face-to-face in clinic and can also access support through ChatHealth, a School Nurse texting service for 11-18 year olds across Coventry. The service enables students to send confidential SMS texts to the School Nurse who will provide impartial advice and support. The number to text is 07507331949.
In addition, we also provide an advice line so parents can contact the School Nurse to discuss any child health concerns they may have. This service is known as Parent Line and can be reached by calling 01926 626 590 available between 5pm-8pm Monday to Friday.
In school we can offer:
We also provide advice and training to teaching and support staff within the school, so they can better support the students they work with who have mental health difficulties. Our aim in this is to help create a positive environment, challenging stigma about mental health difficulties so that you can succeed at school.
You don’t have to get to crisis point before you talk to us. Students have all kinds of well-being concerns or mental health support needs, so you are not alone in what you are experiencing.
Please have a look at the links on this page to broaden your knowledge on positive well-being and hopefully support your own and others mental health. The quickest way to get mental health support is by making an appointment with your GP, they can then assess your needs and refer you to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) for further support.
School services are free, confidential and can be accessed on school site. We can provide one-off general advice, or longer-term support, including a counseling service for those students, staff and parents that require it. If you have any questions or if you require further support please fill in the attached referral form and send to Miss Sally Allen (Director of Inclusion).
What is Well-Being?
Information and Support Charities
Controlling Your Anger
Fear and Anxiety
Looking after Mental Health
Let's Get Physical
Local Physical Activities
Young People web link
Parent web link
Support in the Workplace web link
Telegraph Wellbeing page links