Winterbourne Academy

Health and Wellbeing

At Winterbourne Academy we recognise that positive wellbeing and good mental health is vital for our students’ happiness and achievement. There is an explicit focus on this within our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) and Physical Education curriculum, and tutorial and assembly programmes, as well as more widely with lunch time speakers, extra-curricular activities, trips and visits, and in the everyday ethos and work of the School.

The aim of this area of the website is to provide links to good quality information and guidance on mental health and wellbeing. We encourage students and parents with any concerns to get in touch with us.


South Glos Council Early Help Support Services

Mental Health Day - October 2020

Safeguarding & Mental Health Newsletter - October 2020 


Coronavirus COVID-19 - protecting your mental health and wellbeing

Coronavirus - How students can protect their mental health

Every Mind Matters - NHS Guidance on supporting your mental health

How to look after your mental health during times of uncertainty

How families can maintain essential mental health habits while isolated

8 ways to support your child to tolerate uncertainty while at home

Brook Health


Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Services

  • Brook Bristol
  • Young Minds - a fantastic organisation offering free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person.
  • Kooth - XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. 
  • National Online Safety - e-safety guides for parents, students and teachers
  • NSPCC – The NSPCC’s Parents’ site recognises a big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. The site offers information on an array of topics including mental health and wellbeing; self-harm; sexual behaviour; and talking about difficult topics. 
  • Royal Society of Psychiatrists – The main professional body for psychiatrists in the UK believes that everyone needs knowledge to make informed decisions about their health and aim to produce information which is: evidence-based, accessible and up-to-date. Their online A-Z leaflets cover all areas of mental health 
  • NHS Live Well 
  • Talk To Frank – an advice section of the site for parents offering up to date advice and information about drugs, providing access to live chat, email and telephone support, as well as leaflets, FAQs and links to other sites.
  • School Health Nursing Service – South Gloucestershire Council school nursing website designed to promote health in young people 
  • Off The Record (OTR) – OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11025 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
  • Plus Club: The school has its own Plus Club.  The link to it's Instagram page is: .  Our page may also be accessed by searching "inclusioncommittee" through the Instagram app available on mobile devices.  The link to our Discord server:  This Discord server may be accessed either on Discord's online website, P.C. application or the Discord app available on mobile devices by locating the plus button as highlighted in the attached image and pasting the above link into it.


Self-Help Leaflets: