Mental Health

School Mental Health Awareness Statement

At Montague School, we recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing in promoting the academic success, personal growth, and overall flourishing of our students. We are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive school community where mental health is prioritised, stigma is reduced, and students feel empowered to seek help when needed.

Our Commitment

  • Promoting Awareness: We strive to raise awareness about mental health issues, including common challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, and social-emotional difficulties. Through education and dialogue, we seek to dispel myths, challenge stereotypes, and promote understanding and empathy for individuals facing mental health concerns.
  • Creating a Supportive Environment: We are dedicated to creating a school environment that promotes positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. By fostering a culture of care, compassion, and acceptance, we aim to create safe spaces where students feel comfortable expressing their feelings, seeking support, and accessing resources for help.
  • Providing Resources and Support: We offer a range of mental health resources and support services to meet the diverse needs of our students. This includes access to school counsellors, psychologists, social workers, and other trained professionals who provide confidential support, counselling, and crisis intervention as needed. Additionally, we provide information about community-based resources and external support services for students and families.
  • Promoting Resilience and Coping Skills: We believe in equipping students with the skills and strategies to cope effectively with life’s challenges and stressors. Through social-emotional learning (SEL) initiatives, mindfulness practices, and resilience-building activities, we empower students to develop self-awareness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills that promote mental wellbeing.
  • Encouraging Help-Seeking Behaviours: We encourage students to prioritise their mental health and seek help when they are struggling. We promote open communication, destigmatise help-seeking behaviours, and emphasise the importance of reaching out to trusted adults, friends, or mental health professionals for support. No student should face mental health challenges alone, and we are here to support and advocate for every member of our school community.

Together, we can create a culture of mental health awareness and support that promotes the wellbeing and success of all students at our school.

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