Wellbeing & Mental Health
Welcome to our dedicated mental health and wellbeing page
On this page you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online.
As a school we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and it is an area that we discuss regularly with our pupils in assemblies and in PSHE lessons.
We are proud to have two trained Mental Health Leads, Mrs Englefield and Mrs Carlton. We also have three members of staff who are trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA).
At Coombe Hill we work closely with the Mental Health Support Team to provide 1:1 and group sessions for pupils experiencing mental health difficulties. This service provides early intervention and support with children's low mood, anxiety, building resilience and challenging behaviours. The team is made up of Education Wellbeing Practitioners and Creative Therapists. If you would like to access the support available via the Mental Health Support Team, you can do so by completing the linked self-referral form here and returning it to the school office or by speaking to Mrs Carlton or Mrs Englefield.
Achieving for Children Emotional Health Service
The Emotional Health Service (EHS) is a team of therapists that work with young people and their families who have mild to moderate health difficulties. EHS is a Tier 2 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Health Watch Kingston provides a list of local mental health services available to residents and the contact details for these.
A charity affiliated with Mind, to ensure that all residents in Kingston expereincing mental health issues can access support and advice. They provide a range of services designed to support people to maintain and improve their mental wellbeing, increase their self-esteem and increase their self-confidence.
An NHS service offering free, confidential help with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
You can also access support from the following charities:
The following Apps can be downloaded and installed onto mobile phones and tablets to provide regular and on the go support.
An online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for young people. You can access magazines, discussion forums and chat to the support team.
The UKs leading support service for young people. The offer a free, confidential hepline and ocunselling service.
This is a mindfulness app based on the science of creativity and how colouring can create a feeling of flow that is associated with a meditative state.
If you are struggling with emotional problems or simply want to be more aware of your mood and wellbeing. MindDoc accompanies you with daily questions.
Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression. The app teaches you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.
Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with this app. Instead of words, use music to reflect your emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger.