The Westwood Academy

Mental Health and Well being

The Westwood Academy is committed to support students with their mental health and well being. Everyone has mental health, and we work hard to empower students to recognise the signs that they may be struggling and to use strategies and techniques to stay well. We teach our students to know the importance of:

  • Sleep

  • Reducing Screen time

  • A healthy and balanced diet

  • Regular physical activity

  • Talking and sharing worries and fears



At The Westwood Academy we offer a range of support for young people which includes: 

       Relate Counselling support

       Mental Health in Schools Team support

       Emotion Coaching workshops

       Drawing and talking workshops

       RISE Referral

       PSHE Programme

       Relate Counselling service


You can also access support through these useful links and information guides to help support mental health and well being and to access if you require additional support. There are also some useful resources that you can use at home!


Home | CAMHS (

Home - CWMind

Home - Kooth  

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds


If you have concerns about your child's mental health and well-being, please contact your child's mentor and they will refer your concerns to the Inclusion and Wellbeing team.


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Grief and Bereavement

Guys Gift


Guy’s Gift provides bereavement support for children, young people and their families across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Taking their first referrals for support in 2009, they have supported over 3000 children and young people to process their feelings following a significant bereavement.


Guy’s Gift delivers bereavement support for children and young people throughout Coventry and Warwickshire. Their early intervention service is open to 5 to 25 year olds and tackles a range of emotional concerns, preventing them from escalating and also helping individuals to achieve their potential and continue their lives in a meaningful way.


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