- Mental Health and Well-being
Mental Health and Well-being
Welcome to the Marriotts Mental Health and Well-being homepage. Here you will find information and support for various challenges both students and parents may face. We hope you will find this information useful.At Marriotts School, we aim to ensuring that all students are aware of the 5 ways to wellbeing, feel supported and are aware of any risks and keep themselves safe.
We recognise that it is important that our students know how to care for themselves both mentally and physically, whilst they also develop personal traits and virtues that will motivate and guide our students to flourish in society with confidence and resilience.
We will enlighten students so that they behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others. We want our students to develop so that they possess confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally and physically healthy.
We build our school ethos of Aim high, work hard and be kind, into day to day life at school to help students to have good understanding of their mental health, wellbeing and ways to support them.
Who can you talk to during the School day?
If you have a worry or an issue you can speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable speaking to, but for each Year Group we have a dedicated Riaing Standards Leader and Head of Year. They are responsible for;
- your mental health and wellbeing
- your safeguarding
- monitoring behaviour and attendance
- celebrating your success and encouraging you to achieve even more
- working together with you and your family to overcome any obstacles
- monitoring your progress in lessons and supporting you to reach your potential
- supporting you with any welfare issues and being someone you can talk to
You can also email: Worried@marriotts.herts.sch.uk at any time of day or night if you need someone to talk to and someone will respond within 24 hours to your concern.
Who can I speak to outside the School?
At times you might find the need to speak to someone during the evening, at weekend or during the holidays. If you feel that you may need help from someone outside of school, please see below for some useful links to information from other sources.
- Childline: www.childline.org.uk or call 0800 11 1
- Kidscape: www.kidscape.org.uk or call 020 7730 3300
- Kooth: www.kooth.com
- Mind: www.mind.org.uk
- NHS: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/
- Samaritans: www.www.samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free
- Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
- Place2Be – improving mental health: www.place2be.org.uk
- Living Life to the Full, lots of support including CBT: https://llttf.com/
- Talk To Frank – https://www.talktofrank.com/
- Kaleidoscope Group: www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk
General sources of support
How to support a friend
Here are a few resources that may be helpful for teenagers in the UK coping with bereavement:
Child Bereavement UK: A charity that provides support and resources for children, young people, and families affected by bereavement. They offer a helpline and online support groups.
Winston's Wish: A charity that provides support for children and young people who have been bereaved, including a helpline, online resources, and face-to-face support groups.
Cruse Bereavement Care: A charity that provides support and resources for people who have been bereaved, including a helpline, online resources, and face-to-face support groups.
The Samaritans: A confidential helpline (116 123) for anyone struggling to cope, including those who have been bereaved.
Grief Encounter: A charity that provides emotional support, information and guidance for children, young people and families who are affected by loss.
It's important to remember that bereavement is a difficult process, and everyone grieves differently. Please seek help and support if you need it by talking to a trusted adult in school or at home.
Here are a few resources that may be helpful for teenagers in the UK struggling with drug misuse:
Talk to Frank: Confidential information and support on drugs, as well as a helpline (08080 804 804) and online chat service.
NHS Substance Misuse Services: The National Health Service (NHS) provides information on local substance misuse services, including support groups and treatment centers.
Childline: Confidential support and advice for children and young people, including information on drug misuse and how to access help.
YoungMinds: An organization that provides information, support, and resources for young people dealing with mental health issues, including drug and alcohol misuse.
Adfam: A charity that provides support and information for families affected by drug and alcohol misuse, including online resources and support groups.
Youth Access: An organization that provides information and support on a wide range of issues facing young people, including drug and alcohol misuse.
It's important to remember that support and treatment are available, and that recovery is possible. Encourage them to seek help and support.
- Beat - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
- The National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCED) - https://eating-disorders.org.uk/
- Child Growth Foundation - https://www.cgf.org.uk/
- YMCA Eating Disorders Support - https://www.ymca.org.uk/what-we-do/health/eating-disorders-support/
- The Butterfly Foundation - https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.uk/
It's important to remember that professional help should be sought if you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder. These organizations can provide support and resources, but they are not a substitute for professional treatment.
- ChildLine - https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/self-harm/
- Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/self-harm/
- Papyrus - https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
- The Mix - https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/self-harm
- YoungMinds - https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/self-harm/
It's important to remember that professional help should be sought if you or a loved one is struggling with self-harm. These organizations can provide support and resources, but they are not a substitute for professional treatment. It may also be helpful to speak with a GP or school counselor as they can provide additional support and refer you to a specialist if needed.