Tuesday 24th November 2020

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What's New

NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

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

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

20th May 2018

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for May 2018.

NEWS: New Volunteer Opportunities

11th March 2018

AcSEED is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for improving young people's mental health and wellbeing to help drive the next phase of our growth.

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

11th July 2017

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for July 2017.

NEWS: Farnborough gets AcSEED Award

24th July 2016

Congratulations to The Sixth Form College Farnborough in Hampshire ...

NEWS: Beacon PRU gets AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to The Beacon PRU in Redditch, Worcestershire ...

NEWS: Lordswood get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne, Birmingham ...

NEWS: Cedars Upper get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ...

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