At Sir John Lawes School we are committed to supporting students’ wellbeing to enable students to achieve their personal best. The school has a strong pastoral system of form tutors, Heads of Year and Student Service Managers and also a PSHE curriculum which supports discussion of issues such as self-harm, depression and maintaining wellbeing.
To enable you to support your child at home you will find links to some resources and agencies which you may find useful.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
You will find signposting and links for many common issues but also more detailed learning for parents which takes a comprehensive approach to a concern a parent may have. There are videos, help sheets, questionnaires and top tips for parents There are links and resources available to parents on many topics such as
- Parenting in a digital world
- Eating disorders
- Sexual orientation and gender
- Building confidence and resilience
- Family relationship problems
- Sleep difficulties
hyh is an independent charity that has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire for over 15 years. hyh has offices throughout Hertfordshire with over 50 staff and many more volunteers.
One service they provide is a free, confidential and impartial mediation service for families who are having arguments and disagreements. The mediation service covers 10-24 year olds and their families. The mediation sessions usually last between 6-8 weeks. Families can refer by phoning or emailing the service. Further details can be found using this link.
Youth Talk counselling services are available to young people aged between 13 and 25 who live, work or attend school/college in the District of St Albans (Harpenden, London Colney, Redbourn, St Albans, Sandridge and Wheathampstead).