Supporting your Wellbeing

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during your studies is paramount to achieving your best and Chapeltown Academy’s programme of pastoral support is here to help those who need a little extra assistance.

Studying for A Levels can be a very stressful time and many young people may experience changes to their emotional wellbeing during this time.

All our students, parents and staff are encouraged to reach out to us if you are struggling with your mental health. We can offer confidential support including access to resources or free counselling for our employees.


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Our mental health is an integral part of who we are. No two days are the same and you can experience changes to your mood and feelings when faced with new challenges or setbacks. When you’re not feeling the best, it can have a huge impact on your ability to do the things you need to do. Taking action to feel better can feel difficult or impossible. Here at Chapeltown Academy we are committed to offering support to help you get back on track.

If things are becoming difficult or you are facing new challenges that are proving hard, there are dedicated members of staff you can get in touch with to gain additional support. In the first instance your allocated tutor should be contacted.

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Parents and Carers

When a child or young person you care for is experiencing difficulties with their wellbeing and mental health, it can be hard to know what to do and how to get the correct support. The first and most important thing to do if you have concerns about a young person’s mental health is to talk to them. By letting them know you are there for them and willing to listen, you can offer a vital opportunity for them to express their fears or setbacks and start a conversation about how to move forward. Remember to reassure them that mental health issues are a normal and natural part of life and that they are not alone.

In the first instance your child’s allocated tutor should be contacted. Further support can be requested from our wellbeing team at

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As educators, our own wellbeing is a key and central part of how well equipped we feel to deliver our best work and support our students in their own wellbeing. As a college, Chapeltown Academy is committed to offering support to help us feel our best and do our best.

Changes and fluctuations to our mental health and wellbeing are a normal part of life and when these arise, it’s important that we feel supported and know who and where to turn for support and guidance.

As part of our relationship with Minerva Learning Trust all our staff and their families are entitled to free DAS counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please email if you require information on accessing this service.

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If you ever feel you cannot cope and need to speak to someone right away, contact one of the following 24 hour services:


Samaritans: 116123

Childline: 08001111

Alternatively, support in a crisis is available directly from your local authority:

Rotherham Crisis Team: 01709304808/08006529571

Sheffield Crisis Team: 01142263636/08081968281

Barnsley Crisis Team: 08001830558

Please note, by providing any links on these pages we are not endorsing any external organisations, their websites or products and/or services they provide. Equally, we do not accept liability for the accuracy or quality of the content of those websites. These pages are designed primarily for signposting and should you have a specific issue and need further guidance, we encourage you to contact your local authority directly.

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