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Mental Health

Young People’s Mental Health at Shoreham Academy

A Mentally Healthy School

At Shoreham Academy our mission is to ensure that all young people are provided with the tools to lead a mentally healthy life. Staff are trained in how to promote this with students, as well as how to look after themselves in this regard. We use numerous strategies:

  • Promoting Hard Work, Excellence and Integrity as our Core Values as conduits of positive wellbeing
  • Visible, Loud & Proud Messages about positive wellbeing e.g. Five Ways to Wellbeing Stain Glass Windows
  • Curriculum Time for wellbeing in PSHCE and Mentor Time
  • School Counsellor in place
  • Student Voice mechanisms to capture young people’s perspective on positive wellbeing
  • Equality & Diversity policy which builds self esteem
  • Significant Investment in relevant Training and Development for staff e.g. Mental Health First Aid and Emotionally based School Avoidance (EBSA) training
  • Signpost Students and Parents to relevant Support Agencies
  • Specialised Support from Anna Freud Centre in London
  • Young Peoples Peer Mentoring Programme
  • Young Peoples Wellbeing Ambassadors
  • Art Therapy Sessions
  • Concordia Group work for anxious students
  • Promotion of the Five ways to Wellbeing across the school
  • Positive Parenting Sessions on offer
  • Training for Pastoral teams
  • Training for Inclusion Team
  • Primacy of the role of the Mentor (Form Tutor)


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Available for students and Parents

Local Offers:

Esteem- based in Shoreham-by-Sea. Works with Young people aged between 14-26 offering wellbeing, volunteering, and mentoring opportunities.


The Sid Youth Project- Youth Group based in Worthing, they offer advice for parents and mentoring for young people in Adur, Worthing and the surrounding areas.


Youth Emotional Support (Yes) – Free Wellbeing Support for 11-18 year olds.


West Sussex Young Carers- Support for young people who may have a caring responsibility for a family member.  If you are unsure if you are a young carer, more information can also be found through contacting the Pastoral Teams at Shoreham Academy.


Online Support available: -

Ann Freud -Support for parents and students around Mental Health and Wellbeing. We are lucky as a school to access direct support via Anna Freud. To find out more about what they offer see the link below.


Childline- support and advice and counsellor chat, for Young People, available to be contacted day and night.


Ditch the Label- Support for those worried about or experiecning bullying.


Mind- Support students and parents experiencing living with a mental health condition.


Young Minds- Mental Health Support for parents and students.


The Mix – The Mix is the UK’s  leading support service for young people. They are available to help you with any challenges you are facing from mental health, exams stress to break ups. Contact them via their online community, on social, through their free confidential helpline or counselling service.


Winston’s Wish- Offering support and advice to those who dealing with bereavement.


Self-Harm UK – offer support for 11–19-year-olds, including online support groups.


PAPYRUS-Prevention of Young Suicide- Support and advice for parents and young people who are in crisis. There are several ways to contact someone for help or advice including text and their Helpline.


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