This area of the website offers information on staying physically and mentally safe and well, providing links to help and advice.



Wellbeing Award for Schools



The Halifax Academy has achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools.


The award focuses on ensuring that effective practice and provision is in place which promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of staff, pupils and all members of our school community. At The Halifax Academy mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.


The award recognises our commitment to:

  • Promoting mental health as part of everyday school life
  • Improving the emotional wellbeing of our staff, pupils and all members of our school community
  • Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
  • Offering provision and interventions that match the needs of our pupils and staff
  • Promoting the importance of mental health awareness
  • Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues


If you would like any further advice or support from school, please email Mrs George using the address


On Wednesdays we send wellbeing information, tips and tricks to our students and families, with the aim of helping everyone to look after their wellbeing and to help start those important conversations with each other.


Mrs George leads the Wellbeing Team within school. Should you feel that your child needs wellbeing support in school, please contact us by email:


You can view each weekly message by following the links below:


Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 1 – What is wellbeing?

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 2 – The power of sleep

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 3 – Managing anxious feelings

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 4 – Wellbeing during exams

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 5 – Mindfulness

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 6 – Using social media safely

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 7 – The importance of water

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 8 – Maintaining personal hygiene

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 9 – How our food affects our minds

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 10 – How to act in an emergency

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 11 – Happiness

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 12 – Coping with exams

Wellbeing Wednesday – Week 13 – Kooth