MIND: Mental Health Survey
Mind’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health
We’re Mind, the mental health charity, and we want better mental health for everyone, and that includes you. Across this academic year, Newport Mind will be working with our school to pilot it’s newly developed whole-school approach to mental health.
St Julian's School is one of 4 secondary schools in Wales to roll out this new and exciting way of looking after the mental health of everyone involved in school life. It’s been designed and tested by school communities, and aims to give young people, mums, dads, carers and school staff the advice and support they need in order to better understand and manage their own mental health and wellbeing, so they can better support their young people and peers with theirs.
We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health, and there are lots we can do to look after it. Mental health can become a problem when it stops us from thinking or doing things we’d normally take for granted. When the whole school community understands mental health life becomes better for everyone. With your help, our approach is the key to unlocking this.
It will start by asking everyone in our school community to take part in the whole school mental health survey. It is designed to help find out how you, the rest of the school workforce, pupils, parents and caregivers feel about mental health, and about what is already in place in your school.
It’s really important that everyone takes the survey. The more responses there are from across the school community, the better we will be able to understand and support your school. Your answers will be kept anonymous so please be honest and remember that you do not have to answer any questions that you do not feel comfortable answering. To access the survey online, please click on the link below:
Parents and Caregivers: parents and caregivers
When you have clicked the link, please remember to input the name of your school before continuing with the survey. The survey link will be open until Friday 18thOctober.
In November, a report of your school’s survey results will be shared with school leaders, and a representative group of teachers, pupils, and parents will be invited by Newport Mind to help draw up an action plan of interventions for Newport Mind and your school to deliver from January. If you are interested in being part of the representative action planning groups, please email your expression of interest to any of the contacts below:
Newport Mind WSA project worker: Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
School WSA facilitation lead: Miss Hook or Mrs Paske
By working on this together, we can build people’s confidence so everyone in our school’s community is comfortable talking about mental health, and feels able to ask for support if needed.
To find out more information about mental health and wellbeing, including how to get support, visit the Newport Mind website at www.newportmind.org
Thank you for your support in completing this survey. We look forward to working with your school across this academic year.
Newport Mind’s Whole School Approach Project Team
Abbey, Steph, Leah, Amy and Wahida