Health & Wellbeing
At Burnham Grammar School, we are committed to ensuring our pupils are happy and healthy at school and in the wider community.
Although supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students is a shared responsibility, we have a core team who are focused on providing support to students.
The Staff Mental Health First Aiders at BGS are:
Miss Adby , Miss White , Mr Burrows, Mr Churchouse, Mr Conroy, Mrs Hudson, Mr John, Mr Lennon, Ms Stoneham, Mrs Wrycraft, Miss Stoneham, Mrs Farrell, Miss Pye, Mrs Watkins, Miss Upton, Mrs Yasmeen, Mrs Newell, Mrs Hassan, Miss Rashid, Mrs Gupta, Mr Kay, Mrs Covus, Mrs Clarke, Dr Cole, Ms Hafeez, Miss Kazi, Ms Banks
Students can ask for support via any of the Wellbeing Team, they can come to the Pastoral Office or they can use the Report Concern Button on the School Website and the team will respond to this accordingly.
Useful Links and Guidance:
Listed below are website links which may be of interest to you/your child to support with their health and wellbeing.
Please note that Burnham Grammar School cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.
Mental Health Support
Supporting children’s mental health – for conversation starters click here
www.youngminds.org.uk – Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
www.samaritans.org - Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call free on 116 123
www.minded.org.uk – Educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
www.actionforhappiness.org – Ideas for how to help individuals improve their own wellbeing as well as helping to build a happier and more caring society
www.getselfhelp.co.uk – Self-help on a wide variety of topics.
https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/parents/teen-mental-health-a-guide-for-parents/ - Teen Mental Health – A guide for parents
Support for Exam Anxiety
BBC Bitesize - Support - BBC Bitesize
Take a look at Health for Teens first Newsletter by clicking here
www.number22.org - a registered charity providing free and confidential counselling to adults and young people in Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough, supporting those in distress where clients can feel valued and heard. Number 22 provides counselling, advocacy and independent visiting services to the community, free at the point of use. Specific information for parents - https://number22.org/faq/info-for-parents/
www.kooth.com - Your online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous support
www.yeswycombe.org – Free and confidential support, information and counselling to young people (13-25) in the High Wycombe area
www.nutrition.org.uk – Information to support healthy eating and lifestyles.
www.nhsinform.scot – NHS website with information on healthy lifestyle choices.
The National Sleep Helpline - helps anyone with sleep issues including adults, parents and young people. The helpline is available from 7pm and 9pm, Sunday to Thursday on 03303 530 541. Poor sleep can affect anyone and it can be a major stress for parents whose own sleep can be impaired by their children’s difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or staying in their own bed, leading to greater stress.
How To Booklets: -
- Manage and reduce stress
- Look after your mental health using exercise
- Overcome fear and anxiety
- Look after your mental health through mindfulness
- Sleep better
- Truth about self-harm
- Living with worry and anxiety
- Talk to my child
Please see links below to the PSHCE Page of the School Website.