Student Wellbeing

The welfare of our students is of paramount importance; we recognise that good wellbeing is at the heart of a healthy, happy, and successful life. At Barnsley Academy we aim to support every student with their emotional health and wellbeing.

Our goal is to promote a positive culture around mental health. We encourage students to adopt positive strategies to help them to look after their mental health.

External resources

We are aware that students may find it helpful to access external sources of help. We would suggest that the following websites are a good place to start. Students would be welcome to discuss any of these with any of the pastoral support team listed above.




The mood journal lets you record how you’re feeling and why. Or you can just write about what’s happening.

You can use the journal whenever you want to. If you keep using it, you’ll be able to see a graph of how you’re feeling.

Click on the Childline logo to find out more


Lots of people struggle to fall asleep at night. Thinking about school, people or events can leave you feeling restless. Even your diet or routine can affect your sleep. But there are things you can try.

Click on the Childline logo to find out more

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online.  We take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.

As well as making a report to us, the CEOP Thinkuknow website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them.

Email support available via their online contact form.

Free 1-2-1 webchat service available.

Free short-term counselling service available.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Opening times: 4pm - 11pm, seven days a week


From advice to message boards, you can now get everything you need from Childline in an app. It's quick, easy and you can lock it with a PIN. You can use it to talk to us whenever - and wherever - you need to.

This is your place to do what you want. Young people from the Childline community helped us design the app - from choosing images to testing - to make sure we got it right.

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Online Friends

What do you like to do online? Watch videos? Post pictures? Play games? Whatever you like doing, if you use the internet you might have met people online who want to chat.

They might leave comments on your posts or request to be your friend or follower. Maybe they say they live near you or like the same music as you.

With over 4 billion people on the internet there are plenty of people to meet. It can be fun chatting to people who are interested in the same things as us. Some people online will be honest and just want to chat or be friends. However, not everyone you chat to online will be who they say they are.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right  now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly to provide crisis help. They will  listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.

Click on the YoungMinds logo to find out more


Bullying affects over one million young people every year, and anyone can be bullied. Here's what you can do if you're being bullied.

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