Mental Health AND WELL BEING

Thurston Community College believes that communities with good mental health will thrive and be more resilient in the face of challenges. Relationships will be stronger and more supportive, and from this strength and support the most productive learning will take place. At Thurston Community College we are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for all. In order to do this we use a whole-school approach;  a partnership  between governors, senior leaders, teachers and all school staff, as well as parents, carers and the wider community. We are fortunate to be supported in this endeavour by the Psychology in Schools Team.

The Psychology in Schools Team  supports the College community to:

  • learn how to take care of their own wellbeing; via the curriculum, including the PSHCE curriculum, workshops to enable students to manage anxiety and low mood, staff training and parental workshops

  • access high quality mental health guidance and signposting to relevant services

The team also offers support within school to students who might be vulnerable to developing mental health difficulties. They  aim to support the system around these young people, through consultation and advice, and work collaboratively with school staff, parents and outside agencies to ensure the young person’s needs are understood appropriately and then met in a joined up way. 

By focusing on creating a whole-system approach that supports the College community’s wellbeing, Thurston Community College hopes to make longer lasting differences that will benefit the whole community, as well as those who might need it most.

Information for Students regarding Mental HealthInformation for Parents regarding Mental Health 

Mental health PodcastS

How to manage anxiety on the return to school

Gaming and Screentime - what you need to know as a parent.

The impact of Covid-19 and lock-down on family life.