Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is national ‘Mental Health Awareness week’. The mental health and wellbeing of young people is a very high priority for all schools and Eastbrook is no exception. We recognise and understand the conflicting demands and pressures that young people have to deal with, and do a lot of work with them to ensure that they are equipped manage these challenges effectively. Clearly, that is not as easy to do in the current situation of lockdown but we will always do what we can to help our students when they need a bit of extra support.

Our Year 8 students have been working on Mental Health this week as part of their Character Education studies and Kelly-Louise Cowling produced an excellent summary of organisations young people can contact. Follow the link below to see her summary:

Students should raise any concerns with their tutors or Head of Year in the first instance who will then alert the safeguarding team who will allocate more specialist interventions when appropriate.

In addition, below are links to some excellent resources that may also help and advise young people who are having difficulties.