Mental Health at Plymouth High School - Meet your Mental Health Lead
At PHSG we are in support Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). Prioritising mental health is more than just a week, it really is all year round and for the rest of your life, however, MHAW is a great way to kick-start the conversation again.
Your mental health is a number one priority, it's as important as your physical health, which is why here at PHSG we have Sam Payne. Mrs Payne is our Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead. This role encompasses the Mental Health Lead and Safeguarding Leads for the school.
Who is the Mental Health lead at Plymouth High School?
Mrs Payne - Assistant Headteacher. My office is in the corridor next to the Gallery.
To me mental health is your well-being and it is equally important to physical health. We all have times when we feel down, stressed or frightened and these feelings pass. When these feelings linger or become intense help/ support is needed.
As a school we feel that for students to be successful in life they need to be both physically and mentally healthy. We aim to equip students with strategies and tools to look after their mental health to be prosperous in their future lives.
Who else can you talk to in school?
Mr Willis - Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Simister - Learning Support Lead
Mrs Lee- Learning Mentor
Heads of Year
Miss Crouch - Anti Bullying Co-ordinator
Mrs Banks - Wellbeing Curriculum Coordinator
Mrs Lewin - PSHE Coordinator
Ms Straker - Assistant to the Heads of Year (7-11)
Mrs Mills - Assistant to Head of Sixth form
Where can you find any of the above in school?
A01, HOY office, tutor base
Parents can contact any of the above people for advice and support, visit our safety page for contact details for various agencies /helpful apps etc.