At Bradford Academy we are committed to
supporting positive mental health throughout our school community. We are
working towards reducing stigma and encouraging acceptance in all our learners.
We aim to ensure that all learners move onto their next stage of learning ready
to accept the next challenge that faces them, with a range of support
strategies to help them on their way.
We have committed to the Mental Health Matters
Project which is currently running in Bradford.
As part of this we have a dedicated Mental Health Champion who receives
regular training and works alongside other staff and learners to develop their
skills. A member of the Senior Leadership Team also has the responsibility of
ensuring that mental health is held in high regard by all. Our Mental Health
Champion has been providing learners with information regarding a range of
issues including bullying and anxiety. We are currently working towards a
Mental Health award alongside the Leeds Carnegie Centre of Excellence.
The impact of our mission to promote positive mental health is evident throughout Bradford Academy. Many learners and staff now feel more willing to discuss mental health and any concerns they may have. Learners are also more willing to support each other to build positive mental health.