At Westfield we ensure that our student well-being and mental health provision meets the needs of all students. Within school we promote health and well-being through our PSHE and form time programmes. We also have the following support available to students;
- Protective Behaviours
- Careers advice/guidance
- Targeted workshops
We understand that from time to time, students may need support from external services. Within school we promote use of the following services and agencies
Childline - General advice for students https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/
CEOP - Reporting online abuse https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
YC Hertfordshire - Careers guidance and youth services https://www.ychertfordshire.org/
FRANK - Substance misuse http://www.talktofrank.com/
Kooth - Online Counselling - https://kooth.com/
Healthy Young Minds in Herts - Mental health advice and guidance https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/young-people
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile. Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support.
The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.
Have a concern about something in school?
We want to ensure that all of our students feel safe, secure and happy whist in school. Here are some steps you can take to address something you are unhappy or concerned about
- Talk to your parents - they can then let us know
- Talk to your form tutor or another teacher you have a good relationship with - they can then pass your concern onto the appropriate person
- Speak to your Head of Year - They are on duty every day at break and lunch within the canteen/quad areas
- Report the concern to us - either with your name/form or anonymously by clicking here and filling out our online reporting form.
You may remember in November 2018, Mr Smith delivered an assembly on anti-bullying - Click on the link below to get a copy of the slides from the presentation.