Be Well Programme
We are extremely proud to announce the launch of The Education Alliance Trust’s ‘Be Well’ Programme, a unique partnership that will see Pagabo provide vital mental health funding for the Trust.
As the contracting authority on our professional services framework, The Education Alliance has agreed to set aside its fees and provide £600,000 of investment over the next four years to deliver an integrated package of information, training and support developed in partnership with Humber NHS and Hull and East Yorkshire MIND.
A huge impact
The programme is predicted to deliver over £2.4m of social value over four years, with every £1 invested predicted to generate more than £4 in return.
Our very own Gerard Toplass, executive chairman at Pagabo, said: “According to the World Health Organisation, depression is one of the leading causes of illness among adolescents so we are thrilled to be involved with The Education Alliance Trust’s Be Well programme, providing the Trust with a method of raising funds for vital mental health services in its schools.’
‘Usually schools can only invest in things on a yearly basis, but this unique approach is a guaranteed four-year investment which will provide the schools with the stability needed to make long term plans and employ staff with longer, assured roles.’
“The consequences of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extends into adulthood – and therefore into our future. By doing all we can to look after our young people now, we are working towards a healthier and more positive future for all. Ensuring that everyone has access to mental health services is something that we are incredibly passionate about at Pagabo, so we’re really happy to be working towards providing services to the young people in our own community.”
What the programme will involve
The programme will fund a planned series of sessions which will be held for students, assisting them to cope more easily with the challenges of everyday life, manage stress and build supportive relationships with their peers. Each secondary school will have support five days per week from Humber NHS Foundation Trust professionals, and one trained youth mental health first aider will be provided in each trust school for every 50 students.
The Be Well Programme will also provide access to a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health practitioner working across trust schools, and will deliver a range of awareness services, including training sessions for staff and information sessions for parents and allowing parents and students online access to sources of support for mental health.
Jonny Uttley, CEO of the Education Alliance Trust, said: “The last decade has seen an incredible culture shift, and with it comes new challenges. There is now a great deal of conversation around the pressures on young people and how we as a society can best support them.
“This partnership with Pagabo is truly unique and will put in place and develop a culture of wellbeing with practical, accessible support both for young people in our schools, but also the people who are supporting them too. This extra funding has enabled us to set up this programme, bringing a level of expertise to our schools that isn’t currently standard across the board.”
Following the Launch of the Be Well Programme, The Snaith School has worked in partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire MIND to produce a Whole School Action Plan with our Students, Parents and staff. This will be reviewed regularly throughout the 4 year programme.
Below are a number of resources and links to websites for Students, Parents and Staff to use in order to look after yours and support others Metal Health and Wellbeing. We will continue to update these on a regular basis.
Parents and Careers
National helplines for adults and children:
A place a child or young person can talk to someone about something they are worried about. They can do this online or over the phone. 08001111
This charity works against child abuse - a helpline is available for parents or other adults concerned about a child (0808 8025544).
A confidential helpline which offers support and advice to those in emotional distress. - 116 123
Young Minds Parentline:
Offers information and advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under the age of 25. - 0808 802 5544