Mental Wellbeing Resource Site

Everything that you need to know to support someone with their mental health

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Your Mental Wellbeing Ambassadors

The role of the mental wellbeing ambassador is to support students, staff, parents & carers in being able to retain positive mental and emotional wellbeing. Our staff are trained to support those in times of crisis and also direct anyone who needs support to the correct services available.

Mrs. Allott


Ms. Grant

Vice Principal

Mrs. Marsh

Associate Vice Principal

Mr. Daniels

Assistant Principal

Mr. Rushton

Mental Wellbeing Lead

Mrs. Coultous


Mrs. Taylor-Swift

Inclusion Coordinator

Ms. Murthick

Year 7 Learning Manager

Mr. Hindmarch

Year 9 Learning Manager

Mrs. Samardija

Year 10 Learning Manager

Mrs. Clawson

Year 11 Learning Manager

Ms. McMullan

Year 11 Learning Manager

Our pledge to you

Raising Awareness

At Outwood Academy Freeston, we understand the importance of raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting the ability to achieve positive mental health.

That's why all of our teaching staff and support staff have taken part in a whole staff training event run by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. Through this training, staff are equipped to understand and support our students through whatever crisis they may be facing.

Students are aware that any staff member who wears the green mental health ribbon pin has received training and is doing their bit to raise awareness of mental health.

Dates for your calendar

World Suicide Prevention Day

When? 10th September 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day promotes a worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

National Work Life Week

When? 1st - 5th October 2020

National Work Life Week aims to get both employers and their employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life balance. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential candidates, how their organisation is striving for a family friendly and flexible working culture.

World Mental Health Day

When? 10th October 2020

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues.

International Stress Awareness Week

When? 4th - 8th November 2020

International Stress Awareness Day aims to develop greater understanding of stress and offer individuals and organisations access to proven coping strategies and sources of help.

Anti-Bullying Week

When? 12th - 16th November 2020

Anti-Bullying week aims to raise awareness around the issues of bullying and reiterates the zero-tolerance stance taken by the school on bullying.

Children's Mental Health Week

When? 1st - 7th February 2021

Children's Mental Health week aims to raise awareness of addressing mental health concerns in young people. This year's theme is expressing yourself.

Empathy Week

When? 22nd - 26th February 2021

Empathy week aims to raise awareness of what empathy is and empower young people to tackle local and global issues.