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Kingswinford Academy, Water Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Mental health and Well-Being

19th January 2023

At Kingswinford Academy, we believe that mental health and well-being are just as important as academic success. We understand that a student's mental health can have a profound impact on their ability to learn, grow, and thrive. That's why we take a holistic approach to education and place a strong emphasis on fostering a positive and supportive environment for our students.

Mental health and well-being are not just important for students, but also for staff and teachers, as they also need to have a good mental health and well-being in order to teach and support students in the best possible way.

One of the ways we promote mental health and well-being at Kingswinford Academy is by providing students with access to counselling and mental health services. We have a dedicated team of counsellors and mental health professionals who are available to provide students with individual and group counselling sessions.

We also provide opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities, such as sports and clubs, which can have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being. These activities provide a way for students to engage in fun and healthy activities outside of the classroom, and to connect with other students with similar interests.

We also have a staff well-being room where staff can have a quite time and relax during breaks, also we hold workshops on topics such as mindfulness and stress management for staff to be able to handle the everyday stress of teaching.

Another way that Kingswinford Academy promotes mental health and well-being is by incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) into our curriculum. SEL focuses on helping students develop the skills they need to manage their emotions, build healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions.

By teaching students how to identify and express their emotions in a healthy way, we can help them develop the skills they need to manage stress and build resilience.

At Kingswinford Academy, we believe that mental health and well-being are integral to student success. By providing students with the resources and support they need to maintain their mental health and well-being, we can help them reach their full potential.

We will continue to prioritize mental health and well-being at our school and invest in initiatives that support the well-being of our students and staff, in order to create a positive and productive learning environment where everyone can thrive.