Mental Health & Wellbeing

Pastoral Support

Northgate Sixth Form is a friendly, welcoming community and at the heart of that is the welfare of our students. We aim to create an inclusive environment where emotional wellbeing is equally important as academic achievement.

Our mental health can be affected in different ways and the Sixth Form team are always here for you to provide support, advice and guidance.

Below is some information on websites, podcasts and apps that can provide support for your mental health.

  • Mindshift
    An app designed to help you cope with anxiety by teaching you how to relax and develop more helpful ways of thinking and identify active steps to help take charge of your anxiety. This app is available on iOS and Android
  • SAM
    SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods to help you monitor and learn to manage your anxiety:
    An NHS mood self-assessment tool. If you’re 16 or over, this mood self-assessment can help you better understand how you’ve been feeling recently.
    The Young Minds website provides information and support for your mental health
    Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous online support for young people has helped improve the lives of children, young people and adults by connecting them with clinicians and each other in safe, supportive online communities.

With the help and support from Healthwatch Suffolk, four of our former Sixth Form students have spoken about the things that impact most on their wellbeing in school.