Mental Health and Wellbeing

Parkside Community College is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. We want every student to experience real success and to go on to great things. We believe in one another and in working together. We act with generosity and integrity. Whatever issues our students, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we always support, react and pull together. Finally, we are committed to making a difference; we are not passive players in young people’s lives but active participants. This is a reflection of the school’s curriculum intent statement and core values:

  • Excellence - 'try your best'
  • Community - 'play your part'
  • Responsibility - 'be considerate'

Achieving positive mental health in school is important for students to be able to participate fruitfully, increase creativity and productivity and build strong social relationships. 

Our definition of mental health is “... a state of wellbeing in which the individual has confidence in their abilities to respond to a variety of challenges, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and interact with others."  

In order to achieve positive mental health in our school community, we have the following principles:

  • Safeguarding students comes above everything else. All staff recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. 
  • The child stays at the centre of every conversation. 
  • We prioritise those who need our help most, but we intervene with all. 
  • We expect high levels of attendance. When young people are here, we can support and educate them. 
  • We have clear rules and simple consequences reflected in our behaviour policy helping students learn and access a disruption free curriculum. 

If you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health and wellbeing please contact their form tutor in the first instance.

Please see this link for contact information of external agencies that may also be able to offer their support.