Belmont School Supports The Mental Health Of Young People With The Wellbeing Hub From Teen Tips

11 March 2022

At Belmont, creating an environment that nurtures pupil mental health and wellbeing is a key priority for us.  To help us do this, we have invested in The Wellbeing Hub, developed by child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing experts, Teen Tips.

It has never been more important to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Recent stats from The Wellbeing Hub reveal an overwhelming 89% of parents say there’s a need for all teachers to be given the skills to support the emotional wellbeing of young people.

Commenting on The Wellbeing Hub, Mrs Rachel Eastment, Deputy Head Pastoral said: “Positive mental health is fundamental to young people’s ability to thrive and make the most of the opportunities available to them whilst at school. In conjunction with The Wellbeing Hub from Teen Tips, we aim to equip all our staff and parents with knowledge, understanding and strategies, so that they can support our pupils.  Our pupils are being given access to The Wellbeing Hub via two different platforms, one for those in Years 6-8 and one for those in Years 9 and above, with resources tailored specifically to support them with their mental health and wellbeing.”

Alicia Drummond, adolescent psychotherapist and founder of The Wellbeing Hub and Teen Tips said: “Schools have done a truly extraordinary job of educating their pupils in the most difficult of circumstances. We’re delighted to be working with Belmont School who are adopting this proactive and holistic approach to support the mental health of their whole school community.”

Since the pandemic, The Wellbeing Hub has seen a rising demand from parents and schools for guidance and training on understanding and meeting the social and emotional needs of their young people. The Wellbeing Hub, which includes access for pupils aged 10 and above, is currently impacting more than 78,000 pupils in over 100 schools across the UK.

 

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What is The Wellbeing Hub?

The Wellbeing Hub is an interactive online portal, designed to help you understand and meet your child’s social and emotional needs.  

What information will I find on there?

The Wellbeing Hub includes a wealth of information on topics such as anxiety and stress to nutrition, addiction, gender identity and for our older pupils: careers advice.  Information can be accessed in a variety of ways from live Q&A sessions and webinars to videos, tip sheets and podcasts.

How do I access the Wellbeing Hub?

Instructions on accessing the Wellbeing Hub were circulated to parents on the 21st February and can still be found on the Parent Portal.  Please contact Mrs Eastment, if you require any further information via email at: reastment@belmont-school.org

What is on there for my child?

There is a Sparks section aimed specifically at pupils, which includes everything from book suggestions, climate action projects, inspiring stories and positive news from around the world.  There are practical exercises to improve mindfulness and talking points for friends and family, for example, `How can we be sure that we landed on the moon?’.  There is also an Offers section where you can take advantage of discounts on clothes, books, health and wellbeing products and more.

What if my children are not teenagers?

If you're parenting children aged 2-12, there is a course that will give you information and step-by-step tools to create a happy home life, to manage those every day hotspots, like morning routines and sibling squabbles, and to help your child thrive.

How much does it cost?

We are delighted that our parents, pupils and staff are entitled to free access.

How do I find out more?

This useful video below allows parents to take a tour of the Wellbeing Hub:

https://vimeo.com/563741634/d0cd1b1736

For further information on The Wellbeing Hub from Teen Tips: https://www.teentips.co.uk/wellbeing-hub/