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Thursday 28th October 2021
This is how we share information and good practices relating to mental health and wellbeing support in schools and colleges
14th December 2020
AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020
11th December 2020
Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform
11th November 2020
Report from the Westminster Insight conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
20th October 2020
Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award
31st August 2020
Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire ...
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
- 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