Emotional Well-being and Mental Health

Academy Information

Time to talk

Someone to listen

At the Forge Trust we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, their families, and our staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At The Forest View Academy we have a three tiered approach to supporting the mental health and well-being of our pupils: –

  • Universal Support– To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall values, ethos, Relationships Education, and our wider curriculum.
  • Additional support– For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as the recent Covid 19 pandemic.
  • Targeted support– For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups, learning mentor sessions or referral to wider professionals.

Lead Staff Members:

Mrs Ruth Harrison – Principal

Mrs Vanessa Dillon – Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead

Should you need any help or advice regarding issues around mental health and well-being please do not hesitate to contact us at school.

Rights Respecting School

Available support
  • In school we are able to offer one-to-one support with trained adults if a child is feeling worried and would like to talk to someone.
  • We are a Rights Respecting school – children are aware of Article 17 – The right to get information that is important to your wellbeing.
  • Small class sizes enable teachers to be nurturing and personalised in their approach.
  • Liaison with Healthy Families Team – School Drop Ins (an open forum for parents to attend and discuss any concerns).

If children are still struggling to manage their feelings and emotions despite accessing support in school, we can refer to other support agencies such as; CAMHS and the Healthy Families Team.

Assessment

Ways forward

We can assess their emotional behaviour using an assessment called The Boxall Profile.

If you have any worries about your child’s emotional well-being and mental health, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff in school

For young people

Coping with COVID

Ideas and support

For adults