Many teenage students experience high levels of stress and often require mental health support. This is a growing trend and has been highlighted in the national news. NHS’ CAMHS has closed its books to new cases, as the waiting list is now at least 16 weeks. These changes mean more young people are being turned away, unable to access the mental health services that they need.
Fullbrook has been proactive in supporting students and have been working together with the local charity Eikon in supporting mental health issues and promoting positive mental health. Eikon currently provides early intervention programs to our students, working with individuals and groups to reduce the number of students reaching threshold for a CAMHS referral. However, due to reduced funding at Fullbrook, non-curriculum support such as the funding of our Eikon Youth Specialist is at risk of being cut. Without this early intervention our students are at risk students with less support than before, with longer waiting times and less early intervention; there is an increased probability that students will reach crisis point before intervention is available.
As a school, we are looking to raise £10,000 to support this valuable resource. We are asking members of our community donate to our GoFundMe page to enable us to as a school provide this early intervention program within the school.
Thank you for reading our page. Any support will be massively appreciated and will help us to deliver our goal of outstanding pastoral support for all students.