Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy” However, it is important to realise that wellbeing is a much broader concept than moment-to-moment happiness. While it does include happiness, it also includes other things, such as how satisfied people are with their life as a whole, their sense of purpose, and how in control they feel.
Please speak to your year cluster team if you have any worries; we are here to help and to listen. You are not alone. If you feel you can, please contact your year manager or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you with offers of help and support.
We have also now recruited a therapy dog for the school. Please see details in the letter home at the bottom of the page.
There are also a number of resources outside of school that offer guidance, resources and advice.
7 Cups - An on-demand emotional health service and online therapy provider. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through our network. 7 Cups have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences.. Our listeners just listen. They understand. They give you the space you need to help you clear your head.
SilverCloud - SilverCloud is an online course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression. You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs. The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace. This app is provided free by the NHS.
ThinkNinja - ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.
Thrive - Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life. This app is provided free by the NHS.
Calm Harm - Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It's private and password protected.
Pzizz - The Pzizz app helps you quickly calm your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. It uses "dreamscapes" – a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research – to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day.
Togetherall - Togetherall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously to other members and take part in group or 1-to-1 therapy with therapists.
Kooth- Kooth is a free service that provides counselling and support for young people who need it, whether it be for short term stress or a longer term issue.