At Ballakermeen High School we are committed to establishing a safe and welcoming environment, where everybody feels comfortable to be themselves. Pupils at Ballakermeen come from a variety of backgrounds and families. We celebrate equality and diversity through a range of PSHE activities and through cross-curricular links with other subjects.

Please click on the links below lots of useful information about some of the things that can be a concern during your teenage years. Keep checking this page often as more information will be made available soon.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks Click Here
Coping with Anxiety Click Here
LGBTQ+ & Mental Health Click Here
Advice for Managing Social Media Click Here
Managing Exam Stress Click Here
Mental Health Support Click Here
Mindfulness for Teen Worry Click Here
Useful contacts if you are worried or need help Click Here

LGBTQ+ Advice and Support

Celebrating different families and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is crucial to making all children feel welcome, and enabling them to learn to accept others for who they are.

As part of our commitment to being an LGBTQ+ inclusive school, we are working towards the Proud Trust’s Rainbow Flag Award. There are 6 key areas that our school is focussing on to ensure we are inclusive of everyone. So far we have achieved our Skilled Teacher, Student Voice, Support Governors & Parents, and Pastoral Support badges.

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Please find here some useful websites and information on whom to contact for advice for LGBT+ young people and their parents/carers:

Services available on the Isle of Man


Year 8 Dropdown Day

Year 8 will be participating in a dropdown day which has been created to enhance their PSHE provision. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about the exploitation of young people: what it is, how it happens, and where to go for help. These messages will be delivered through a series of workshops held by professionals from government and local agencies.

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