Mental Health

Zumos are big advocates of mental health and wellbeing and believe that a little support can go a long way. They have produced a Lockdown Wellbeing Programme which you can sign up to for free!
Kooth provides a safe, secure means of accessing help about any subject that matters to you via the internet and New Services are now available online to support 10-18 year old’s by visiting: www.kooth.com/supportservices
Talking about mental health is not always easy. But starting a conversation doesn’t have to be awkward, and being there for someone can make a huge difference. Time to Change raise awareness for mental health issues.  Visit their website for more information.
What does it look like in a young person?
  1. Sadness or hopelessness
  2. Irritability, anger, or hostility
  3. Tearfulness or frequent crying
  4. Withdrawal from friends and family
  5. Loss of interest in activities
  6. Poor school performance
  7. Changes in eating and sleeping habits
  8. Restlessness and agitation
  9. Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  10. Lack of enthusiasm and motivation
  11. Fatigue or lack of energy
  12. Difficulty concentrating
  13. Unexplained aches and pains
  14. Thoughts of death or suicide
 
What we do
  • Weekly 1:1 mentoring
  • Inform parents/ carers to refer to the GP
  • Refer to our in house wellbeing councillor
  • Communicate effectively with parents and carers
  • Involve the student in cultured trips and experiences
  • Provide hot meals and uniforms
  • Praise and reward young people
  What you can do
  • Communicate
  • Encourage social connection
  • Make physical activity a priority
  • Know when to seek professional help
  • Support
  • Take care of yourself and the rest of the family