Therapeutic Support and Well-being
We recognise that people need support to thrive and reach their full potential. The therapy and wellbeing service offers a specialised support for students who may benefit from regular therapy sessions with drop-in sessions being open to all. The school prioritises social emotional and mental health within every aspect of school life - policies & environment, curriculum, special events & campaigns - to positively impact outcomes for students.
We have a Music Therapist who works closely with staff to support students’ wellbeing and social, emotional and mental health needs.
Therapeutic work is tailored according to needs, combining either a creative indirect approach or direct talking approach to supporting emotional and psychological wellbeing. The aim of therapy may include improving self-awareness, relationships, coping mechanisms, general wellbeing or making difficult events more bearable. These interventions may occur individually or in groups.
Awareness Events and Campaigns 2020/21
Autumn Term 2020: Time to Change; ‘Change can be Good, too’ – decreasing stigma, learning and discussing Mental Health
Spring Term 2021: Time to Act – community, empathy and kindness
Summer Term 2021: Time to Move – transitions, change & physical activity for our wellbeing
For Parents & Carers:
Due to the current difficult circumstances we are not able to offer Parent & Carer Support Groups. We are working closely with Bromley Children’s Project to find an alternative way of providing this service, possibly via zoom.
Aside from that, the onsite therapy team are here to support you and happy to hear from any of the parents and carers at BBAO. We believe it is fundamental to set up open channels of communication with all of the adults who feature in the lives of our students. Our ethos at BBAO is to adopt a ‘whole school’ approach to mental health and wellbeing and give them the opportunity to thrive in a supportive learning environment.
We at Bromley Beacon Academy Orpington are delighted to announce that all of our schools within London South East Academies Trust have been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools prestigious silver award for a pioneering mental health initiative. The Carnegie Centre aims to recognise and promote high standards in mental health support for children, their parents/carers and staff at all levels of educational provision.
We believe the award reflects the whole school teams’ commitment as well as recognising that the school structures, environment, ethos and culture is one that supports positive mental health and wellbeing, we are truly honour to have received this highly esteemed accolade for our hard work.
For more information on The Carnegie Centre Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, please click here.