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Parkside has recently received an excellent Quality Mark visit and report.
Parkside Middle School has been awarded Thrive Ambassador School status.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing at Parkside Middle School 

At Parkside Middle School there is plenty of support to help you and your child with well-being. The school has two Mental Health First Aiders: 

  • Mrs R Jenkin. 
  • Mrs K Varley. 

Mental Health First Aiders are a point of contact if you, or someone you are concerned about, experience a mental health issue or emotional distress. They are not therapists or psychiatrists, but they can give you initial support and signpost you to appropriate help if required. 

Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people's mental wellbeing. The staff working in our school are ideally placed to recognise and response to early signs of mental health difficulties. 

Pupil and staff wellbeing are very important to us. Our staff are proud of where they work, feel supported and want to see the school go from strength to strength. 

Recommended websites:  

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Youngminds - Fighting for children and young people's mental health

Youth Access - Championing Advice and Counselling

No Panic - Helping people who suffer from panic attacks

Headspace - Your guide to health and happyness 

Wellbeing Champions 

In conjunction with other Bromsgrove Middle Schools, we are taking part in a wider health and wellbeing project run by The All Active Academy CIC through funding awarded by the national lottery. The health of our young people is a national priority. One in ten people between the ages of 5 and 16 will experience mental health problems (That’s three pupils in the average school classroom). This health and wellbeing project aims to develop a greater awareness of mental health issues. 

At Parkside Middle School we have 12 wellbeing champions. These children have been specifically trained for their role. 

 The roles and responsibilities of a wellbeing champion are to: 

  • Promote and champion mental health and wellbeing in our school and raise awareness 
  • Promote activities and opportunities within school that support wellbeing 
  • Provide opportunities to talk and share with their peers 
  • Signpost peers to adults that they can talk to 
  • Be friendly and approachable 

To read more about how the school supports mental health and wellbeing please view the following documents: 

Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2019 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy


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