£10K awarded to YPA for Youth Mental Health project

National-Lottery-Fund-715x330

£10K awarded to YPA for Youth Mental Health project

The Young People’s Academy has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery to run a training and awareness project for Youth Mental Health support. At YPA and across the Trust we believe that the best way to support our pupils and students moving forward is to engage with the local community to raise awareness of mental health problems in youth.

The project will deliver three two day training sessions to staff, parents, transport services and community stakeholders on Mental Health First Aid. On completion of the training, participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge with the community. YPA also hopes to introduce a safe-haven scheme within the local community where vulnerable pupils and local young people can identify places that can offer them advice or support in difficult times.

YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

Latest News

Kooth online counselling service

Kooth is a free and completely confidential online counselling service, providing emotional and mental health support to children and young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Our students can access Kooth by signing up via their website www.kooth.com. …

Read more

Summer Celebrations!

Young People’s Academy and The Skills Hub joined together this week for their annual summer fayre, which was opened by the Mayor of Hillingdon – Councillor John Morgan. There was lots of fun to be had with the bucking broncho, …

Read more

Zoo Lab

The Zoo Lab visited Young People’s Academy on Monday with a menagerie of creepy crawlies and snakes. The boys were very brave holding Franz the corn snake, Millie the millipede and some stick insects. They also saw a tarantula and scorpio amongst …

Read more

YPA is praised by Ofsted and given a consistent grade of ‘Good’ across all inspection areas.

Students and staff at Young People’s Academy (YPA) are celebrating the results of their Ofsted inspection, in which the school was rated ‘Good’ in all categories and received a strongly favourable report. YPA, a special school in Hillingdon, has said …

Read more