The College take the wellbeing and mental health of its students very seriously and is supported in this by the Cam Academy Trust Wellbeing Framework which ensures that best practice and staff training resources are shared across the Trust. Please see the dedicated WELBEING section of the website
At Cambourne Village College, our Link facility provides for young people who need support with their mental health. We also provide a Counselling service and employ fully trained, external counsellors who work with our pupils on a referral basis. Our school counsellors are fully qualified and registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP or The Health and Care Professions Council HCPC. Pupils can self-refer for counselling support or staff can refer them, as per the Social Emotional Mental Health Referral process. Whilst we always encourage pupils to speak to their parents about a request for counselling, parents should be aware that this is offered to those pupils who are considered competent as a confidential service if they so wish.
If you have concerns about your child’s well-being that are non-urgent and need advice you can contact your child’s Head of Year or a member of The Link team. If you feel that your child is unable to cope and is a risk to themselves or other people, seek advice from 111 and dial 2 to get support from mental health teams. If you have an emergency, dial 999 to get immediate support.