The Student Support Team
The Student Support Team provide a universal service to all students, working to develop and maintain their social, emotional, mental health and well-being. We liaise with staff, parents and outside agencies to provide the best outcomes for our young people and support them in challenging barriers to their learning and achievement.
As a team we can provide 1:1 support, focused intervention for groups, counselling and support for parents/carers. We also refer to and work closely with many different statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations who provide additional support for young people and their families when necessary.
The student support team work closely with our Key Stage Leaders and respective teams to maximise the learning potential for our students. We work together to identify and support students who may be experiencing difficulties which could be a barrier to their learning.
Our school has a fully qualified counsellor available to offer a confidential service to all students. Our counsellor will provide a safe space for up to an hour, where students are welcome to explore any issues that they may be experiencing, now, or in the past.
Frequently raised issues are relationships, stress, bereavement, anxiety, school related issues, family problems, self-harm, alcohol/drug related issues, eating disorders and emotional feelings, in fact anything that is causing the student worry or concern.
During a first session you can get to know Andy see how counselling works, and explore together how to feel better and resolve any problems that make you feel unhappy.
Your counsellor works within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, to ensure the sessions are safe, professional, and confidential. A copy of the BACP Ethical Framework can be found here:
We also work closely with the Police and our PCSO Pete Sobye is an important part of the Wadebridge Community as well as here in school.
Self Help Resources:
Self Harm Leaflet
Audio Resources for Common Mental Health Problems
Beat Stress - food for thought
Stress relief resources
Drugs information card
Sexual Health information
Developing a positive body image
Steps to confidence
Self Help Recordings:
Calm Down in 5 Minutes - Listen to this recording if you are feeling panicky, upset, angry, emotional or just need to calm down in general.
5 Minute Mindfulness Meditation - Take 5 minutes out of your day to relax, unwind, focus and clear your head. Daily practice of mindfulness is good for your mental and emotional health and well-being.
Guided Visualisation for Unwinding and letting go of Stress - This guided visualisation will take you on a little journey through a forest, helping you feel calmer, relaxed and more in control of your thoughts and feelings by the end of it.
Help to Fall Asleep at Night - If you are struggling to fall asleep at night or you find your mind becomes overactive the minute your head hits the pillow, then listening to this recording can help to distract your conscious mind and allow you to drift off in to a restful sleep.
Relieve Tension in the Body - Aching muscles? Tension Headache? Feeling Uptight? Listen to this recording to help you relax your body and mind and relieve tension.
Learn to Relax - Guided Relaxation - Total mind and Body Relaxation. Start or end your day by giving yourself the gift of 20 minutes blissful relaxation. You're worth it!
Please do not listen to any of the above recordings if you are driving, in a moving vehicle, whilst operating machinery or at any other time where you need to maintain a state of full conscious awareness. The best way to listen and get the most out of the recordings is when you are lying down on a sofa or bed, or sitting comfortably on a chair, making sure there are no distractions around you.
All Recordings made for Wadebridge School by Cornwall Hypno. Click here for more information.