Zumos - How to be Happy

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 - online support for children and young people

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

Useful websites for mental and physical health and wellbeing
Time to Change

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.

Self-care and Support for Young People

Tips for Talking with Young People

Helpful Resources for Young People's Mental Health

Just Talk - Mental Health


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
Summer emotional wellbeing and self help tools

Dear Parent/Carer

Summer Emotional Wellbeing Support and Self Help Tools

Please see listed below the range of services that will be available to support your child throughout the Summer to help them look after their mental health and wellbeing:

• Services for Young People offer a range of emotional wellbeing support as well as programmes and activities over the summer break. More details can be found here - https://servicesforyoungpeople.org/support-for-young-people/

• Herts Mind Network offer messaging and telephone support for young people - https://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/services-for-young-people/

• Chat Health text messaging support can be accessed on weekdays via the school nursing service. Secondary school aged young people can text any physical or mental health question or concern to 07480 635 050
• Kooth online support for 10 – 25 year olds - https://www.kooth.com/

• Togetherall 16+ (online support for parents, professionals, and year 13 students) - https://togetherall.com/en-gb/

• Just Talk Five ways to wellbeing e-learning and other information on self-help tools - https://www.justtalkherts.org/just-talk-herts.aspx

• SPA (single point of access) for more specialist mental health services: HPFT's freephone 24/7 helpline: 0800 6444 101