Mental Health and Well-being

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Here at Horizons Specialist Academy Trust, we are committed to promoting and protecting our children, young people positive mental health and wellbeing of , families, communities and the whole the staff team.

We are part of the national ambition and principles set out in Future in Mind – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. To this end, we have Future in Minds Champions placed in each of our Academies within the Trust to help support with the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and students. We also have recently trained several members of staff in "Mental Health First Aid" to give advice and support in times of crisis for any of our stakeholders.

At Westlands we actively engage with agencies such as CAMHS, the NHS and charity organisations to work in partnership to provide sector-leading mental health & wellbeing support and advice. By ensuring a joined up approach to the needs of all we are able to remove the stigma around this difficult and sensitive issue.

Helpful resources – General organisations:

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Telephone: 0207 794 2313

Action for Happiness

Telephone: 116 123 (any time)

Young Minds
Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (weekdays 9.30 – 16.00)


CAMHS Crisis Team (Teesside)
Telephone: 0300 013 2000

Westlands Academy
Eltham Crescent
Stockton On Tees
TS17 9RA

Tel: (01642) 883030


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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