At Tunbridge WellsGrammar School for Boys we aim to embed the importance of Healthy Well-being and Good Mental Health in our ethos. We are therefore undertaking the Well-being Award for Schools which focuses on changing the long-term culture of the school, so that mental health and well-being sit at the heart of the school.
Our Sixth Form team of Well-being Ambassadors support students at clubs and throughout the school where required.
We hope these well-being resources are helpful for some students and their families.
General help for parents
Tunbridge Wells Early Help: Monday–Friday Advice Line
Mental health resources
The website links and documents below provide some well-being/mental health resources you may find useful to share with your son/daughter, at any time and particularly during the current pandemic, a period of change, uncertainty and anxiety.
The School Health Team provide some short videos with easy-to-understand messages on helping parents to support their children with resilience.
Mental Health Resource offers free virtual groups called 'Reachout Youth', aimed at 13–19-year-olds looking for confidential support for their emotional wellbeing. This is a self-refer programme for anyone in Year 9 upwards. Simply contact Mental Health Resource by completing this self-referral form and emailing the address on the form.
Other useful sites include the following:
- CAMHS Resources
- Coronavirus: Tips for routine, exercise and diet during the lockdown
As a staff team we are aware that many of our students enjoy gaming and that it is an important way for them to stay connected with their peers. However, we are also aware that an unhealthy obsession or focus on gaming can have a negative impact on a student and on their family. Below are two links that look at screen time, gaming and the challenge of gaming addiction, which we hope will be helpful:
Support for survivors of sexual violence/coercion
East Kent Rape Crisis Centre - Click for details.