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.
Here you will find information about dealing with worries and anxieties.
Here you will find useful information to help lift your mood.
Being bullied online?
Here you will find help for if you are dealing with cyberbullying.
Feeling stressed about exams?
Here you will find practical information for dealing with exam stress.
Feeling the effects of peer pressure?
Here you will find help for dealing with your peers
Having trouble sleeping?
Here you will find practical tips to help you get a good nights sleep.
Want to know more about the 5 ways to wellbeing?
Here you will find information about the 5 ways to wellbeing.
Want to know more about our Mental Health Champions?
Here you will find more information about our Mental Health Champions.
Want to know more about apps and websites that can help you look about your wellbeing?
Here you will find information about apps and websites available to you.
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
Action for Happiness
Resources and evidence-based ideas to help you improve your happiness.
The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
A charity aiming to raise the standards of mental health.
A children's mental health charity providing specialist help and training.
A counselling service for parents, children and young people.
NHS Service - Urgent help with your mental health.
Mental health, autism and ADHD service.
Free national mental health database.
Free online support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat-based services.
The UK's leading support service for young people - there to help you take on any challenge you're facing.
Information and support for your mental health.
Confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feeling of distress or despair.
Free, 24/7 mental health text support.
A campaign to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health.
A tool that anyone can use to help maintain their wellness.
A charity committed to improving the emotional health and well-being of young people.
Mental health support in school.
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.
Helping children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves
Hope Again provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies.
Supporting children and young people after the death of a parent
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.
Information and support for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Runs helplines and local support groups across England, as well as training for drug and alcohol professions.
Talk to FRANK
A national drug education service providing advice and support for young people who use substances, and their friends and family.
- 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.
ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.
This website provides information on all aspects of eating disorders.
Informative website about anorexia in boys.
- 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.
A range of services about self-harm including support, information, training, and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and their families.
Guiding people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping when they're ready for the journey.
Support for young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk and ask any questions about what's going on in your life.