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Mental Wellbeing

At St Barnabas, we are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to all students, their families and members of staff and governors. Our open culture and our church values allows students’ voices to be heard, and through the use of effective policies and procedures we ensure a safe and supportive environment for all affected - both directly and indirectly - by mental health issues.


We recognise some children and young people are at greater risk of experiencing poorer mental health. For example, those who are in care, young carers, those who have had previous access to CAMHS, those living with parents/carers with a mental illness and those living in households experiencing domestic violence.


We work closely with school nurses and their teams in supporting the emotional and mental health needs of school-aged children and are equipped to work at community, family and individual levels. Their skills cover identifying issues early, determining potential risks and providing early intervention to prevent issues escalating.


In Wiltshire, there are a range of organisations and groups offering support, including the CAMHS partnership, a group of providers specialising in children and young people’s mental health wellbeing. These partners deliver accessible support to children, young people and their families, whilst working with professionals to reduce the range of mental health issues through prevention, intervention, training and participation.


Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is working alongside amazing community groups in Wiltshire to provide vital support for vulnerable people at this time. If you or anyone you know need assistance, they can help! The Hub is open until 8pm weekdays and this weekend from 10am - 4pm. Together we are stronger.