Mental Health Support at Blackfriars

Students at Blackfriars can have regular access to:

  • 1:1 sessions with our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Juliet Shand.

  • 1:1 sessions with our school mentor, Mrs Emmens.

  • 1:1 sessions with Nurse Tina.

  • Key staff with Mental Health First Aider Training.

  • Group sessions concentrating on issues such as self-esteem, friendship issues etc.

  • Mind, body and spirit’ sessions in the build up to exams to ensure that students are in the best shape to take external exams (where appropriate).

  • Wellbeing is covered in the PSHE curriculum.

  • Some of the older pupils are selected to be ‘Peer Mentors’ and offer support to other pupils working alongside Dr Juliet Shand.