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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing for students and parents

Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14, and 1 in 10 children and young people are coping with the challenges of a mental health disorder. Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing. 

At Ibstock Community College, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive. 

This page identifies support, advice and activities available for both students and parents.


The link below provide a comprehensive directory of support available for students, the name of the organistaion, what they do and how to contact them. Please take time to look through the whole directory, there is lots of different support available. Healthy Schools signposting

These are trusted and informative websites with advice that we also follow in College.

Be Your Best Version - Beating Your Worries - A Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Beyond Bullying - Leicestershire County Council Anti-Bullying Team

BBC Health - Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

CFF - How to support your child's mental health and well-being

CFF - Summary of CFF support

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention  - Manage Anxiety & Stress

FRANK - Honest information about drugs

Loneliness - A young parent guide to loneliness

Mental Health Support - Well-being resource list for parents/carers during lockdown

NHS - How to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home

Relate - There are all sorts of reasons why you might want a bit of extra help from Relate. Things might be worrying you at home or at school, or you might need help and advice with your own relationship.

Support over the festive holidays - Where student can find support over the holidays 

Think U Know - is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Young carers - if you're 19 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school workLeicestershire County Council's website has lots of information to support you such as telephone helplines and online forums where you can find someone to talk to. And there are groups you can go to, to get a break from home. If you think you may be a young carer, please contact Ms Webster in the pastoral office.

Young people and mental health - NHS guidance - an information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Other useful links.