HART is a short-term provision in school for students with specific social or emotional needs, who require specialised support to return or remain within the school curriculum.

The HART team also acknowledges that Young Carers need extra support and offers a safe space where students come and talk if needed.

Students are also referred to the School Nurse or Beacon Counselling as and when appropriate.

Meet the HART Team


Miss Dee

Rebecca Garside

HART Facility Lead

Miss Ruth Craven



  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Health Awareness
  • Behaviour – Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Friendship
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality

Sexual Health Awareness


Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic. Feeling generally anxious sometimes is normal.

Most people worry about something – friendships or exams - but once the difficult situation is over, you feel better and calm down.

If the problem has gone but the feeling of fear or panic stays or even gets stronger, that’s when anxiety becomes a problem. With as many as one in six young people experiencing anxiety at some point, it is very common to have anxiety.


Anger is a completely normal emotion that we all experience

There are six basic feelings that we all experience at different times: Anger, Sadness, Happiness, Fear, Surprise, Disgust

It is really important to deal with anger as quickly as possible, so that you don’t keep losing your temper and make things worse.


Bereavement: Bereavement is the experience of losing someone important to us. It is characterised by grief, which is the process and the range of emotions we go through as we gradually adjust to the loss.

Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a family member, friend or pet. It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss.


Friendships can be a great support during tough times and can offer you protection against negative peer relationships

Learning positive friendship skills helps you feel happier and more conīŦdent. Friends should:

  • support you, even if you're not up to talking
  • listen to you when you need to talk
  • help you if they can
  • include you in what they're doing
  • compliment you and make you feel good respect you, your religion, culture and sexuality


Self Esteem is our opinion of ourselves and our self-worth

Having a healthy self-esteem means being comfortable with how we look and how we feel.

Its about knowing yourself and what makes you feel GREAT about yourself

It is important because it can affect your mental health, how you behave, your friendships, your decisions and your success.


Self-harm normally falls into two categories: physical and emotional, and young people will go to great lengths to hide or explain them away

Young people say that they self-harm as a way of dealing with issues in their life:

·Feeling desperate about a situation and not knowing where to turn to or who to talk to for help

·Anger or tension that builds up inside until they feel like exploding

·Feelings of guilt or shame

·Experiences they can’t cope with, bereavement, trauma or abuse

·Some feel so overwhelmed they are considering suicide


Sexuality can be a very complicated issue for young people….and many adults !

As a result, young people often face discrimination, bullying or violence and experience much higher incidents of mental health as a result.

There are lots of different types of sexuality…………

Feeling comfortable with your own sexuality – and any label you put on it – is what matters.


Sexual Health is important to all of us. Learning about sex and sexual behaviour is a normal part of your development.

It will help you as you grow up, and start to make decisions about relationships. 

By knowing what's 'normal' at each particular stage you can be ready for what to expect, even though it might seem a little uncomfortable at times!



The staff in HART are trained and ready to support you with these and other issues that may be impacting you.

The HART room is also available to you before school and at break times and lunchtimes and is a safe space to socialise and build friendships.