Emotional Health & Well-being
Mental Health Lead, Behaviour Support
|Catherine De Mushcamp
Mental Health Lead, PSHE
Mental Health Lead
At The Oaks Secondary School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent / carer and staff. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at identified vulnerable pupils and families.
In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. The Oaks Secondary School work closely with CAMHS. The Oaks School offers a Listening Matters Program which supports pupils emotional well-being. We recognise that by developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for children affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.
The school is presently working towards achieving the Mental Health Award for schools.
www.findgetgive.com (May help people to find help locally)
www.docready (Prepares young people to express themselves effectively at the doctors)
www.madlyinlove.co.uk (Explores the effects of mental health on relationships)
www.moodbug.me (An app for sharing feelings with friends)
www.inhand.org.uk (An app for promoting mental health)
www.headmeds.org.uk (Explains different medications)
www.good-thinking.uk (offers tools and resources to help yourself and others feel better and is commissioned by the NHS)