Time to Change:Employer Pledge
Saffron Valley Collegiate is committed to ending the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health, and prevents the early identification of need by promoting an environment that supports well-being across the whole school.
Working together with students, staff, parents/carers, schools and our local community, our aim is to address pupil ill health and work related mental health problems by raising awareness of the pledge, so that everyone at the school can be encouraged to discuss their mental health, feel confident of the support in place, and be aware of other available services.
Through agreed actions, we will aim to raise awareness through shared events and campaigns, and provide access and signposting to online resources and services. We are committed to providing opportunities to increase awareness and we will review our current training so that we can build on this. We will take every feasible opportunity to share our knowledge, skills and experience in this area with local schools and other professionals.
We will also review existing policies to ensure mental health sensitivity is embedded. We will provide opportunities for students, parents and staff to increase awareness of their own mental health wellbeing, and ensure they have opportunities to voice their needs; leading to a healthier environment to study and work and address the taboo that can exist.