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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Health and Well-being - Help and Advice

Mental Health

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.   (World Health Organisation)

At Holmer Green Senior School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our student body and staff. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable individuals. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for our school community affected both directly, and indirectly by mental health.

As part of this commitment we work closely with outside agencies, counsellors and are part of the MIND Mentoring programme.

The following websites may provide useful information and advice regarding general health and well-being of young people: - a very informative website with a lot of information about self harm for students and parents. - a good guide to highlight how activity, physical health and exercise, can help with mental health and well being. - an easy to use self check to help you understand if your feelings are those connected to anxiety and advice and strategies on how to cope. - online help for anyone with any concerns about what they eat, with links to other helpful organisations. - NHS support for anyone who are concerned about what they eat and how they manage their food intake. - A Buckinghamshire (Amersham) based organisation supporting people with eating disorders with phone contact, email contact and self help groups. - Addaction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to making lasting change in their lives. - ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small. - Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. - Advice and support on drug taking. - Provides  a holistic package of care, information and education to young people between the ages of 11 and 18. - Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. - The Youth Enquiry Service offers free and confidential support, information and counselling to 13 -25 year olds in the High Wycombe area. - Way-In is a free and confidential counselling service based in Chesham for young people aged between 11 and 25 years who live in the Chiltern and South Bucks area. - ThinkuKnow for parents - UK Safer Internet Centre

NSPCC & O2 Keeping Children Safe online have a telephone help line as well as lots of useful resources