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Health & Wellbeing

South Nottinghamshire Academy is committed to promoting and protecting the wellbeing of students in our community. The Academy takes a whole school approach to the provision of outstanding guidance, support and intervention within the academy and in partnership with outside agencies.

The personal development curriculum delivers a coherent sequence of opportunities to develop the skills and understanding to help live happy and healthy lives.

Mental Health Support

We recognise that students lead complex lives and at times will require support in maintaining their mental health and wellbeing. The academy Senior Mental Health Lead works in partnership with senior staff and governors to raise awareness and increase the capacity of support in school.

If you or your child is concerned about their mental health the school will offer support. All staff are approachable to discuss mental wellbeing, the most appropriate staff to talk to are:

  • Form tutor
  • Head of House
  • Pastoral Support
  • Staff you have a strong relationship with

Further Support

General Mental Health Support:

NottAlone – Local support hub for mental health –

Kooth: Online counselling and support –

Young minds: Mental health support for young people -

Place2Be: Young people’s mental health support -

MindEd: Mental health resources -

Every Mind Matters: NHS resources on everyday mindfulness -

Stem4: Supporting positive teenage mental health -

The Mix: Generalised support for young people –

SHOUT: Crisis text helpline –

Stop.Breathe.Think: 1-1 counselling sessions -

Support for families:

Barnardo’s -

Healios: Mental health, Autism, and ADHD service -

Youth Support Trust: Support via sports and play -

Sleep difficulties:

The Sleep Charity: The national sleep helpine: 

Self-harm and suicidal ideation:

Papyrus: Support surrounding suicidal ideation in young people -

Harmless: Support surrounding self-harm and suicide -


Derbyshire LGBT: Support for LGBT+ or anyone who is having issues with their sexual orientation or gender identity -

Eating difficulties:

Beat: Support and information surrounding disordered eating -

First steps: Local support and information surrounding disordered eating -


Child Bereavement UK: Support surrounding bereavement -

Childhood Bereavement Network: Support surrounding bereavement -