STUDENT WELLBEING

We want you, our students, to thrive at Nailsea School, we want you to be aspirational individuals, with a belief in yourself to be successful. We recognise that ‘success’ has a range of meanings and that it can only be measured by the achievement of you as an individual.

In order for you to be all of those things, we understand that your wellbeing has to be our priority. There are lots of ways to maintain good wellbeing, whether it’s through exercise, expanding your friendship groups and life experience through a range of activities, managing your workload, or finding the right person to talk to.

Our pastoral team, your tutor, Head of House, or any of the Safeguarding Team are here to help, please do approach them for advice and guidance.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of harm then you must let a member of staff know. You can tell any member of staff about your concerns. They then may pass it on to a member of the safeguarding team.

The email address for non-urgent matters is safeguardingteam@nailseaschool.com but it is always best to talk with one of the team in person.


RESOURCES – WELLBEING DURING COVID-19

We have put together a support directory and daily activity calendar ideas to help students manage their mental health during this challenging time.

‘Off The Record’ A Guide to Support ServicesDOWNLOAD PDF
Wellbeing Services DirectoryDOWNLOAD PDF
Coronavirus Anxiety – Self Help Survival GuideDOWNLOAD PDF

RESOURCES – WELLBEING BULLETIN

Each Term our Safeguarding Officer – Mrs Cadwallader covers a different topic in a Wellbeing Bulletin. Here you will find a number of topics for discussion and pointers on how to help your own wellbeing.

Selfies & Self EsteemDOWNLOAD PDF
Managing ThoughtsDOWNLOAD PDF
Lockdown & Mental HealthDOWNLOAD PDF
Mental Health & LGBTQ+DOWNLOAD PDF
Social Media & Mental HealthDOWNLOAD PDF
Stress & AnxietyDOWNLOAD PDF

RESOURCES – There are also a number of other resources that might be useful – see below.

It is the right of all individuals in Nailsea School to feel safe and secure without fear of bullying or intimidation.

Anti-Bullying GuideDOWNLOAD INFORMATION

Wellspring Counselling are an independent charity who work in partnership with Nailsea School to help with students wellbeing and mental health.

Students can be referred to a counsellor by Head of House or by self-referral. Likewise, students can approach a member of the safeguarding team and if appropriate, they will then be introduced to a member of the Wellspring Counselling team. The counselling they provide at Nailsea School is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, click here for an online chat

Kooth

Chatlines Open

Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm

Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Are you feeling stressed about something? Worried about a friend? Just need someone to talk to? Come to the weekly drop in session – no appointment necessary.

Wednesdays lunch time, room 129 with Miss Figgures and Mr Mawford

LGBTQ Group
LGBTQ Group

A safe and non-judgemental student led group for any student questioning their sexuality or gender or wanting to support those students that are.

LGBTQ Group StatementDOWNLOAD INFORMATION

Every Wednesday, National Online Safety produce guides that focus on specific platforms/risks of popular apps and websites.

Believing in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it needed.

Sign up for their mailing list to receive a new weekly guide of a popular app or website sent to your email address