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NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

14th December 2020

AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020

NEWS: On-line Wellbeing Support

11th December 2020

Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform

NEWS: Mental Health in Schools Conference

11th November 2020

Report from the Westminster Insight conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

NEWS: Fairfield Road Accreditation

20th October 2020

Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire ...

NEWS: First AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

25th June 2019

Trinity School and College opens the first AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

Worried about a student's mental health?

The AcSEED Volunteers have compiled the following list of supportive behaviours which they think would be useful if you are concerned about a student's mental health.

  • Approach the student discretely and give them the opportunity to talk
  • Listen
  • Express your concern
  • Let the young person lead the conversation
  • Consider what you can do to ease their stress
  • Be empathic and non judgemental
  • Raise awareness of support organisations and resources
  • Respect their privacy
  • Recognise your limits
  • Offer to contact the school counsellor / pastoral lead on their behalf
  • Get support for yourself
  • Don't try to be a counsellor if you don't have these skills
  • If you believe their safety is at risk, or just have a 'gut feeling that something isn't right', you need to share your concerns according to the confidentiality and safeguarding procedures in place at your school.
  • Offer them the opportunity to talk in the future