Supporting Your Child With Their Wellbeing
Being a parent, or a teenager, is never easy and we are keen to support you to support your child's wellbeing.
In 2022 we have benefited from the Department for Education senior mental health leader training grant which will inform our future work. We hope that the resources and links below are useful. Please do get in touch with us at any time should need further support from school.
Who should Parents contact?
If you have any concerns about your child, in the first instance you should contact your child’s Form Tutor, Student Support Officer, or Director of Learning. (Please see Year pages for contact names).
You can always e-mail for advice or to report welfare issues by using the e-mail address below and a member of the school pastoral staff will respond.
Poynton High School and Performing Arts College will not tolerate bullying.
If your child experiences any bullying please contact school straight away. We will not accept bullying in any form.
Who can parents talk to outside school?
If you would rather talk to someone outside of school please open the document below "Advice from External Agencies" to find details of external agencies that can help with all kinds of issues. There is also information on the NHS website at https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/advice-for-parents-guardians-and-carers-on-how-to-support-a-child-or-young-person-if-youre-concerned-about-their-mental-health/
Staying Safe online
Please find a link for more information for Parents and Carers from the UK Safer Internet Center
Advice for Students on Self-Care
Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health. Although some students may need to see a professional there are always many things that students can do for themselves. Below is a link to a useful guide to self-care from the Anna Freud Centre.
Advice for Parents from Young Minds
The link below takes you to useful information for parents from Young Minds, a charity fighting for young people's mental health.
Practical Mental Health Resources
We have added below some useful parent guides to supporting your child.
Advice for Parents on supporting your child plan their future career
Parents and carers are the biggest influence when it comes to careers choices. Talking Futures is a resource that has been created to help you have informed and constructive conversations with your child. A parents' toolkit for career conversations (talkingfutures.org.uk)
EduSafe resources for parents
EduSafe is a bank of free online resources written by experts that gives key information about important topics, signs to look for and where to go for extra support.