Students and their families will have lots of thoughts, questions and a variety of different feelings about joining us at Erasmus Darwin Academy. All of this is normal and you’re not alone.
Just like our physical health, our mental wellbeing is something we must take care of. Transition can be a challenging time for some and mental wellbeing may be affected. Talking about things will definitely help the transition to secondary school, build confidence and help develop a positive mindset to embrace this next stage of your education journey.
With this in mind, we have put together some resources to help support with those thoughts, feelings and general questions. We hope that this information will support the mental health and wellbeing of children as they take on this next step in their education. These resources can be explored by families at home to start conversations and enable children to develop and build on valuable skills, such as resilience and coping strategies to deal with a range of emotions they may experience and to help them on their journey to a successful transition.
Below you will find information about some of the trusted organisations which provide advice, guidance and support about mental health and wellbeing. You can also access additional information via our Emotional Wellbeing padlet on our school website.
When you start Erasmus Darwin Academy, we do have school-based support available to support with transition and mental health and wellbeing, such as tutors, teachers, behaviour and learning support, a school nurse and counsellor to name just a few.
If you need additional support or guidance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at the academy.