MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
At Tayyibah, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
This page identifies support and resources which are available to young people to support their mental health.
The sub-menus provide a selection of student work and events at the school to promote mental health and emotional resilience.
Tips on how to cope while not being able to go out
Build Your Routine – whatever routine works for you, identify what it is, write it down, stick to it and tick it off as you go through the day to create a sense of stability and achievement. This is something you can get your child involved in. Get them to observe your routines, think about how these routines can be made into household charts and posters, how your routines can be made more efficient, who can do what in the household, any potential rewards and so on. Are there things that you usually do as a parent which you can delegate to your child? All of this is valuable learning.
Build Your Crew – identify the people that you can turn to for support. Check in with these people regularly via text or with a phone call. The academy is committed to being part of your support network at this time so please do get in touch if there are things we can help with. You can also use some of the organisations listed below as part of your support network.
Find a space – finding space within a busy household can be a great challenge as physical space may simply not be available but there is a need for every individual to find a space in every day even if it is putting earphones in and listening to music for a few minutes. Identify what your ‘space’ can be and fight to protect this each day as much as you possibly can
Click picture for Kooth – a free online counselling service available in the City of London and Hackney providing online mental health and wellbeing support to young people (ages 11 to 19 years old) via any internet accessible device. Interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor
Click picture for a list of different types of mental health concerns with helpful coping strategies & information from the mental health charity MIND
Click picture for Anna Freud, an excellent website which supports young people’s mental health during periods of disruption.
Click picture for YoungMinds tips on how to look after your mental health if you are self-isolating or social distancing because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Click picture for the Children’s Commissioner – Guide to Coronavirus.