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Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing

If you need urgent support, please contact the Mental Health Crisis line: 0800 145 6485,
Education Support: 0800 562 561 or text support to 66777 & speak to a Healthbox counsellor.

Queen's Park High School's safeguarding email is:

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers practical and emotional support just when you need it. The support line provides you with confidential help 24/7, 365 days a year. 
Tel: 08000 856 148 Website:

At Queen’s Park High School we are committed to establishing, promoting and maintaining the positive mental health and wellbeing of all staff through workplace practices and procedures. We actively encourage staff to take responsibility for their own mental health and wellbeing.

In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health via our staged approach to providing support. We believe that the mental health and wellbeing of our staff is key to organisational success and sustainability.

Positive mental health enables us to thrive and work together to inspire individuals, empower minds and define futures.

'Mental Health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community’

World Health Organisation 2019

Our Vision

  • To build and maintain a workplace environment and culture that supports positive mental health and wellbeing and prevents discrimination (including bullying and harassment).
  • To increase employee knowledge and awareness of mental health and wellbeing concerns and behaviours.
  • To reduce stigma around mental health in the workplace.
  • To facilitate employees active participation in a range of initiatives that support mental health and wellbeing.
  • To ensure all staff are aware of the support that is available to them as part of our school support package and signposting to external services.

Our Team

We have a group of qualified staff in school who have successfully completed the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) accreditation as part of our school support package to provide mental health and well-being support for colleagues and the wider school community. 

Mrs A Watts
Senior Mental Health Lead

Mrs Zoe Williams
 Safeguarding Lead

Miss Barmer
 Mental Health First Aider

Mr Watkins
 Mental Health First Aider

Mrs McKay
 Mental Health First Aider

Mrs Hope
Mental Health First Aider


To help staff prioritise their own mental wellbeing, please click on the resource links below:

Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides
A series of mental wellbeing short audio guides presented by NHS doctors which share professional advice for dealing with different mental health topics, such as low mood & depression, anxiety, sleep problems, low confidence & unhelpful thinking
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Reframing thoughts activity for school staff
This simple template can be used by anyone to identify unhelpful or negative thoughts, and try to reframe them.
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Managing Teacher Anxiety
Some simple tips from education staff mental health charity Education
Support for reducing anxiety.
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mental health 

Please click on the links below to access online community support websites for mental health.
Bloom on Clic is a group for teaching staff, helping you access mental health support online for yourself and the young people you support.  By offering online resources and facilitating a safe environment for people to chat peer to peer online, Clic is here to support more people across the UK to connect and thrive. Click on the image to create your Clic account.


To find out more about anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support, please click on the link. 


For information about depression, its symptoms and possible causes, and how you can access treatment and support, please click on the link. Includes tips on caring for yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


This resource explains what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. It also includes tips for helping yourself to live with OCD, and guidance for friends and family. 


For information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support, please click on the link. This resource also includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


Menopause Support

Menopause Support has launched a new guidance booklet: 'Understanding Menopause' to support women to better understand and navigate Menopause. This booklet is part of the organisation's wider #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, a grassroots community movement supported by over 190,000 individuals via its online petition to the Health Secretary. 
Please download the booklet in the resource section below: Contact:

'Understanding Menopause' guidance booklet from Menopause Support Download

The doctor making menopause easier 

Dr Louise Newsom is a GP and pioneering menopause specialist. She is passionate about increasing awareness and knowledge of the perimenopause and menopause, and campaigns for better menopause care for all women.
Follow Dr Louise Newson on Instagram and YouTube for expert advice, inspiration and support or visit her website:
YouTube: @menopause_doctor 
Instagram: @menopause_doctor 

Additional Resources  
TLT Menopause Guidance  Download

  Additional Resources