Mental Health & Wellbeing

Three Pillars of Wellbeing Award

We know that wellbeing is fundamental to learning and achievement so we have been working with the Somerset Wellbeing Framework to adopt a whole school approach around the Pillars of Wellbeing. The three Pillars are:

Belonging

Where everyone is seen, valued and heard. A community which has a strong sense of purpose and connection with others.  Where we feel safe to learn, play, explore and celebrate our unique identities with an acceptance for ourselves and others to help us express our true authentic selves.

Relationships

Positive relationships are central to our wellbeing helping us to learn, grow and thrive. Relationships start with how we view and treat ourselves, which impacts on how we relate to others and the wider world.  Respectful relationships are the glue that holds a community together offering care, kindness, warmth and empathy.

Healthy Lifestyles

Lifestyle behaviours such as how well we eat, how much sleep we get, how active we are, combined with our connection with nature can really impact on our mood, ability to cope, learn and function in everyday life.

We are delighted to have been awarded all three Pillars of Wellbeing – Belonging, Relationships and Lifestyles.

Health & Wellbeing Help for Young People and Families

At The Taunton Academy we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all students and staff. We have a Christian ethos based on our aim for everyone to have ‘life in all its fullness’.

There are lots of wellbeing support available to students in school, anyone needing support can initially speak to their Tutor or Year Leader. Every week we have Wellbeing Wednesday and tutors lead a tutor session on an aspect of wellbeing.  We also have assemblies and PHSE lessons focusing on mental health and wellbeing topics. Every Monday there is a school nurse clinic for advice and support around physical, emotional or sexual health. Students can arrange an appointment through Chat Health (details below) or by speaking to their Year Leader.  Our student Wellbeing Champions also help to promote positive wellbeing throughout the school and within their tutor groups and year groups. 

Other sources of support can be found below.  Please click on the relevant link(s):

Taunton Academy Belonging 2022 A
Taunton Academy Relationships 2022
Taunton Academy Lifestyles 2022

Support Links

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Mindline Somerset

Call 01823 276 892

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Chat Health

Confidential chat and support from the Taunton School Nurse Team.

Students (11-19 years) can text 07480 635 516

Parents (with a child 5-19 years) can text 07480 635 515

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Young Somerset

Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset and our mission is to put young people first.

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Somerset Big Tent

Somerset Big Tent is a partnership of Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise organisations that provide a range of services including positive activities, therapeutic services and specialist support to increase positive wellbeing and improve mental health within children and young people aged 5-25 in Somerset.

 

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Kooth

Discreet and quick. If you’re aged 11-19 it only takes one text to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from a local School Nurse. You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to. Text 07480 635516

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Young Minds

Advice and mental health support for young people. They also have a parent helpline. Call for free 08088025544 Mon – Fri 9:30 – 4pm

 

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ChildLine

Advice, support & resources. Call 0800 1111 – the number won’t show on your phone bill. Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people.

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Winston’s Wish

Advice, Support and resources to support bereavement.

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2BU Somerset

Help, advice and support for young people, parents and carers about LGBTQ+.

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Samaritans

(24/7) Call 116 123 Email jo@samaritans.org Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.

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Papyrus

PARYPRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Call 0800 068 4141 9am to 12am (midnight) every day of the year Text 07786 209697. Email pat@papyrus-uk.org

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Coping with Self Harm – guide for parents and carers

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cypsomersethealth.org

For further Health & Wellbeing tips, advice & information including support for parents and carers go to the Public Health website.