Looking after the well-being of our students is of vital importance to us at Hollyfield Sixth Form.  Our pastoral team at The Hollyfield Sixth Form has been mentioned by Ofsted as a key strength. The team includes: 

  • Form Tutors
  • Heads of Year
  • Student Support Officers
  • Counsellor 
  • Sixth Form Manager 
  • Director of Sixth Form 

The team dedicates time to get to know the students, allowing us to provide appropriate and tailored support to each individual. We have an open door policy where students can come to us at any time with any problem, no matter how big or small. 

We run personal development and well-being workshops throughout the year on key issues that are relevant to our students. We also make sure they are ready to live independently through enrichment programmes such as “cooking for uni” and personal finance. 

Support for studying and exam stress

  • Childline - Childline offers advice on beating exam stress as well as techniques for managing anxiety
  • Childline Message Boards - You can also discuss your feelings and anxieties with others through their messaging boards, and can also access support from a counsellor through their free helpline (0800 1111), email and online 1-2-1 services.
  • Exam Stress -BBC Radio 1's website has revision tips and Chipmunk gives advice on managing exams.
  • Mind - Mind has a guide to coping with student life including exam stress.
  • Study Issues - TheSite.org provides advice for young people on a variety of issues including studying, revision tips and dealing with exam stress. It also offers online support and message boards.

Support for stress, mental health and well-being

  • B-EAT - B-EAT has a youth helpline for young people worried about eating disorders 0845 634 7659
  • Councelling Directory - Here at Counselling Directory, we know how important it is to find the perfect counsellor, and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible, providing individuals in need with all the information they require to make the most well-informed decisions.
  • FRANK - FRANK offers confidential information and advice about drug abuse. Freephone 0800 77 66 00, there is also a live chat service on the website.
  • Get Connected - Get Connected is free, confidential helpline service for young people who need help but don't know where to turn. Freephone 0808 808 4994. They also have a text, email and webchat service.
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists - The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a section for young people that provides downloadable leaflets and advice on a range of mental health topics including coping with stress.
  • Selfharm - Selfharm.co.uk supports young people affected by self-harm
  • Stem4 - Stem4 has information about recognising common mental health issues affecting teenagers and has tips on how to prevent a developing problem from getting out of hand.
  • Young Minds - Young Minds has lots of information about emotional health and wellbeing and links to further help and services.
  • Youth Access - Youth Access helps young people find local services and organisations that can help but does not provide direct advice.