This academic year South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College is partnering with the charity ‘Mind’ to take part in a pilot scheme aimed at looking after the mental health of everyone involved in school life.
South Hunsley is one of 17 schools across England and Wales to have the opportunity to participate in Mind’s ‘whole school approach to mental health’ scheme designed to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of students, parents and staff.
The process begins by taking part in a confidential mental health survey to help discover how the whole school community feel about mental health and to identify support already in place.
In January, the results will be shared with South Hunsley and a representative group of teachers, students and parents will be supported by Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Mind to draw up an action plan that could implement further mental health initiatives in school and provide access to additional external support.
By working with Mind, South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College aims to build people’s confidence so everyone in our school community is comfortable talking about mental health and feels able to ask for support if needed.