Health & Wellbeing
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
World Health Organisation
At The Eastbourne Academy, we seek to promote positive aspects of physical, mental and social health through a variety of ways such as SPHERE & Physical Education lessons, Extracurricular activities, Tutor time sessions, Assemblies, Student Leadership programs and many others.
We are dedicated to promoting positive mental health and de-stigmatising mental health issues. Students and staff are delivered sessions around stress and anxiety and provided with strategies to help.
The Eastbourne Academy delivers mental-health awareness weeks for students in years 7-11, receiving an assembly asking them to consider the differences between those with a visible, physical illness and those with a perhaps unseen mental health illness, to challenge their own and others’ perceptions of those with a mental health issue and how they could support them, just as they would support someone with a physical illness. Alongside this, students have one term of Curriculum time dedicated to Mental Health and Wellbeing during their SHERE Lessons.
There are also a number of displays across the Academy promoting positive physical, mental and social health; they give students strategies for dealing with these and information, advice and guidance about where and how to access help and support. These are updated regularly to promote a number of key issues linked to wellbeing throughout the year.
Some members of staff are Mental Health First Aiders who are trained to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.
Please find below some website links that you find useful
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco
Talk to Frank
Young Minds - Drug and alcohol support
Health and Well Being
Beat Eating Disorders
Anti Bullying Alliance
Think you know
Safer Internet Centre
Support for parents with their children
Ginger Bread - Single Parent families