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Well Being

Well Being

At Rushden Academy, we are committed to support all students both academically and with their emotional health and well-being.

The government have set out in their green paper Transforming Young People’s Mental Health Provision (2017) that all schools and colleges should have a named designated lead for mental health by 2020. Our lead for mental health is Mrs Paula Smith, who is also our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and Lead DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead).

We take the mental health of our students seriously and acknowledge the important role we play by promoting and modelling good emotional well-being across the whole school – this is at the centre of what we do.

We are keen to identify early signs of distress and offer appropriate support via our Heads of Years or bespoke provision (HUB) to meet the needs of our individual students to enable them to feel as settled as possible and to reach their potential through often difficult times.


Across the School

We offer a number of bespoke services within school to help build resilience and provide coping strategies for those who do struggle with their mental health. We have an excellent reporting system and staff are vigilant when responding to concerns or worries raised by students, and sometimes parents about their children.

If you are concerned about the mental health or general well-being of a student then please contact Mrs Paula Smith to discuss.

Key Links - 

British Red Cross - Well-being support for young people

Place2Be - Parent/ Carer Resources, Supporting your child's mental health

Mental Health Matters (MHM) - Parent / Carer Resources , Supporting your child's mental health

Adult Mental Health - Supporting Parent/Carer mental health

Northampton Town FC Community - Health and Well Being Newsletters

MIND - Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Anna Freud - Self Care Summer 2022


Working with external agencies

We have strong links with local services and liaise with parents, carers and students when we feel a referral to a specialist service is needed. We work closely with a variety of key agencies – Please click the boxes below for further information about each service.

Get in Touch

Rushden Academy

  • Hayway,
    NN10 6AG

  • 01933 350391


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