Chadsgrove Specialist College is committed to the ongoing positive mental health of everyone involved with the College, recognising that all our students need the foundation of positive mental health to benefit fully from all of the opportunities available to them. We have developed a range of resources and protocols to facilitate the well-being of students and staff within College, and identified a range of external resources.

The College has undertaken the appointment and training of a Mental Health Lead, and has developed a role of Student Well-being Ambassador, not forgetting the essential contribution of Poppy, our canine well-being therapist!

Our Mental Health Lead is Leigh Blakeman (email: )

Links to local and national mental health and well-being support:

Local Mental Health and Well-being Resources Information on accessing local mental health and well-being support for the Bromsgrove area.

Home Start A local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Now We’re Talking Free, confidential talking therapies to support people experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.

National Resources

Young Minds  A mental health charity for children, young people and their parents, making sure all young people can get the mental health support that they need.

Mind Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Childline Free, confidential support for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through, available any time, day or night.

NHS Mental Health Services How to access immediate expert advice for a mental health crisis or emergency.

BAATN The UK’s largest independent mental health organisation specialising in working with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean.

Pink Therapy is the UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.

Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, and gender-fluid.

Now & Beyond Mental health and wellbeing festival for schools.

Education Support The only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff.