Care and Well-being
Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing
At King James Academy Royston, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that the very best teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
Our pupils’ pastoral needs are incredibly important to us and so we make sure we do everything possible to ensure their well-being. This includes having a school drama therapist and counsellor accredited by the HPCP and BACP, who meet pupils and support them with emotional difficulties. We are a Hub school for NESSie who supports parents, staff and students across Hertfordshire with positive mental health.
NESSie provides arts therapies and counselling to support children and young people with positive mental health in schools and educational settings across North Hertfordshire and Stevenage.
Developed and delivered by a team of experienced Arts therapists and counsellors, NESSie provides a wrap around service delivery model to ensure children and young people are accessing the right level support to meet individual needs, as well as providing support and training for parents and professionals. NESSie is part of the The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP-IAPT).