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Health and Wellbeing


“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” World Health Organization

 Useful Documents

Mental Health Policy

Mental Health Protocol

Mental Health Support Structure



Banchory Academy are currently working towards gaining the Wellbeing Award for Schools.. This award focuses on changing the long-term culture of the whole school. Using an evidence-based framework to drive change, it will help deliver staff and pupil wellbeing, review staff training, and revise policies. This award will ensure that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of school life.  The school’s working group has an update on progress made this sessions:-

This session we have achieved:

Establishment of ‘Peer Listeners’ support group for all pupils

Training and implementation of staff Mental Health ‘First-Aiders’  

Next, we are aiming to:

Promote and improve accessibility to key information regarding mental health support

Establish ‘Well-Being Champions’ among pupils and staff

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