Supporting Emotional and Mental Health at Madeley School 

Mental health is an important part of overall health for children as well as adults.  Adolescence is a crucial period for developing social and emotional habits important for mental well-being. Many go through lots of changes in their lives including some which are difficult. Some challenges that young people face make it more likely that they will experience emotional or mental health difficulties. 


What our school offers students who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties: 

Pastoral support  

We have a structured pastoral system within school that upholds key values related to well-being. 

  • Each student has a form tutor, who is usually an initial point of contact for every child at the beginning of each school day. If a student is experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties, they can speak to their form tutor. This could be related to friendship or relationship problems, homework or family worries etc. 

  • Pastoral support, a non-teaching support for students to go to for advice and support. 

  • Heads of Year, who support students with a range of more complex difficulties relating to their emotional or mental health. 

  • Safeguarding team, who support students with the most serious of well-being needs. 

  • Emotional Coaching is available in school to support our students with a range of issues they may be facing.  

  • School nurse, who is available to discuss health concerns any student might have. 

  • Careers advisor, who is available to support children who are worried about their next steps. 

  • SENCO, who is responsible for co-ordinating help for children with SEN. 

Over the course of an academic year, we run several initiatives to support students in school, with a variety of issues they may be facing, for example: 

  • During exam periods, we work with students during morning registration, in assemblies and in lessons to develop strategies to support them with exam stress.  Information is also sent home to parents and carers enabling them to support their child at home.  We offer parent and carer engagement opportunities such as ‘How to support your child through exams’. 

  • We participate in national initiatives such as Mental Health Awareness Week, and students have opportunities to engage in several activities across the school. 

  • We are in the process of developing mental health ambassadors in school, who will mentor and support students who may find it difficult to speak with adults in school. 


Accessing support outside of school 


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Young Minds

This is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.

Mental Health Support For Young People | YoungMinds 

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds 



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Kooth, from is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Home - Kooth

Frequently asked questions for parents and carers - Kooth





A counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK provided by the NSPCC.

Childline | Childline

1-2-1 counsellor chat | Childline




Mind is a mental health charity. They aim to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.



Place To Be

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.


Improving children’s and young peoples mental health – Place2Be



A charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom

NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC

Support & advice for parents | NSPCC




Further support for families 

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) has created for young people, carers and professionals lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. To access these, please click on the link below:  

HOME | CAMHS Resources ( 


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Offers a variety of support for the local community, Find information on childcare providers, how to keep your family healthy and safe, activities for children and children centres.