At Ark Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. This is more important now than ever.

At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

If you are concerned about your childs mental health, please come into school and speak to your child’s class teacher. They may refer you to the schools SENDCo- Mrs O’Carroll or Pastoral Support Officer- Mr Devonish.

Below are some useful links to websites that can support your children with their wellbeing and mental health.


A welcoming space for digital mental health care, available to all. The app has features such as articles, discussion boards, chat function and daily journal.

Resources for young people to find help with their mental health, as well as information for parents and professionals.
Mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people aged 4-21 years old. Qualified and experienced therapists will work creatively on the strengths of the child, their uniqueness, family, and relationships

A group of leading NHS organisations have come together to create Best For You, a profoundly different model of care in child and adolescent mental health.

An organisation that aims to help children and young people make informed choices about their mental health
Place2Be is a children's mental health charity with over 25 years' experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools

Mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people