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Student Wellbeing



Information for Students 

Ms Kempt and Ms Watkins are based in the Student Wellbeing Office, next to the First Aid room.

If you are struggling with school, home, friendships, bullying, anxiety, exam stress, emotional health or feel generally low in mood, we encourage you to talk to someone, a friend, an adult in school or someone at home.

In school, that might be your tutor or Head of Year and they can make a referral for you to the Wellbeing Team.  We might then suggest one of the following ideas, which are all available in the school:

Counselling/Coaching/Groups/workshops/one to one sessions

  • For Counselling or Coaching, see the Counselling and Life Coaching page
  • For Workshops:  Our workshops usually consist of a one-off small group of students who have similar issues, such as anxiety, managing emotions, exam stress
  • For Groups: An example of a group would be between 4 to 6 sessions, meeting weekly for an hour with the same small group of people working on issues such as bereavement, emotional management, friendships, self-esteem, etc.
  • Also If you have concerns about yourself or someone you know regarding other issues, such as depression, gender identity, eating, substance misuse, OCD, self-harm, etc. then please let us know.

How to contact us:

  • Visit the Student Wellbeing office to make a self-referral (Drop a note in the box located outside the room and we will contact you).
  • Talk to your tutor or Head of Year and ask them to refer you.
  • Please note: if you need to talk to someone today, you can 'drop-in' from 12.30 – 12.55 in the Wellbeing Room next to the 'exam office' and meet someone from the 'drop-In' team.
  • Also the School Nurse will be in the First Aid room at break time on a Thursday.

IMPORTANT: if you are concerned regarding a young persons mental health and need urgent support, please call CAMHS on 0300 304 0061


Information for Parents

From time to time, we will have opportunities for you to join a parent support group. Please see the newsletter page for information on current dates. We would also like to hear from anyone who has ideas for discussions – we can support you with gender identity, eating disorders, substance misuse, OCD, etc.

We offer a limited number of 'book-in' slots for a one-to-one session where you can share any concerns you may have about your young person's emotional wellbeing.

Please let us know via email if you would like to come along to a parent support meeting or 'book-in':  

Jaki Watkins: 

Louise Kempt:

   Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ          Tel: 01273 852222         Fax: 01273 852310        Email: