Emotional wellbeing and mental health

Hove Park is heavily invested in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all our young people. The work we do to identify mental health needs and the packages of support on offer at Hove Park has resulted in local and national recognition. Within Brighton and Hove we are considered to be the leaders in this area with some of our strategies being rolled out across other schools. Hove Park was chosen to take part in the Department of Educations Mental Health Champions Project. Our tiered response to mental health and the impact skilled pastoral teams and our fully integrated counselling service was praised and published as a case study of good practice in May 2018. Having mental health and emotional wellbeing embedded as a priority across the school structure has reduced stigma around mental health, ensured shorter waiting times for counselling and created a team of staff who are supported, skilled and have an increased confidence in offering emotional support to students.