Helpful Advice Services
Developing Mental Health Support for Students at Lord Grey Academy.
Concerns over mental health within schools have increased in the past two years as documented in regular media reports. The purpose of these links is to raise awareness of the variety of disorders that are all too common in school and to explore some ideas and strategies that might be employed to counter their impact on the young people and staff at Lord Grey. What are the primary mental health issues which affect our students within Lord Grey Academy? We have included an indication of the number of students who would be affected if national statistics were translated across our school population.
- Anxiety Disorder (approximately 140 students)
- ADHD (between 42 and 130 students)
- Conflict Disorder (between 70 and 100 students mainly boys)
- Depression (approximately 45 students)
- Eating Disorders (approximately 15 students mainly girls)
- OCD (approximately 45 students)
- Self Harm (known about 25 students but probably as high as 100).
These statistics highlight the need for a coherent strategy to help those young people suffering to seek help and improve their situation.
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder in children, affecting as many as 10% of young people. To view more information, please click below.
Anxiety Disorders Web Link
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioural disorder in the UK. ADHD affects between 3-9% of school-aged children and young people, mainly boys. To view more information, please click below.
Addiss School Report Document
Addiss Web Link
BBC Health Web Link
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
In England about 1 in every 100 children has an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop an ASD than girls.
ASD Web Link
5-7% of all children in the UK are affected by conduct disorder. Conduct disorder is about four times more common in boys than girls.
Conduct Disorder Web Link
Depression is a serious mental health problem that affects people of all ages, including children. Depression affects as many as one in every 33 children and one in 8 adolescents.
Depression Web Link
In teenagers, eating disorders affect seven girls in every 1000, but only one boy in every 1000.
Eating Disorders Web Link
Kids in the Middle
An agony aunt’s guide for parting parents and their children
Kids in the Middle
Mental Health and Wellbeing during Secondary School
As parents and carers, it can be hard to know whether your child’s feelings and behaviour are normal or becoming a problem. This is especially during adolescence when young people can feel a great deal of pressure and increasingly want to loosen their family ties.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has come up with a booklet showing some advice. We thought we would share this with you.
Talking Mental Health Click here
Talking Mental Health Brochure Click here
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects around 3 in every 100 hundred people. It is a serious anxiety related condition and affects people of all ages.
OCD Web Link
Self harm is not ‘just attention-seeking’. People self harm because they are in pain and trying to cope. They could also be trying to show that something is wrong. They need to be taken seriously.
Self Harm Web Link
Below are more website links to help our parents:
- The Mix – essential support for under 25s.
- Childline – a free helpline for children and young people.
- Young Minds – committed to improving mental health.
- BBC Webwise – BBC’s guide to using the internet.
- NSPCC – is inspired by a belief that we can make a difference for all children.
- OCD Action – help, information, support and assistance.
Gives advice and support and this is a complicated subject.
Internet Help & Advice
Self Help Books and Leaflets