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The Marsh Academy

The Hub

The Hub is our central area for mental health and intervention programmes. It is based near the main reception and houses a room for external agencies to use with students. It also includes spaces for our safeguarding and mental health teams to meet with parents and students. 

The Hub's Staff

Hub staff

External Support offered in The Hub

Purple oct

Purple Octopus comprises of PTSD specialists and trauma release therapists who provide our students with a 12-week individualised trauma support therapy programme. These take place on a weekly basis. In-between sessions, our young people check in with the safeguarding/mental health team.

DareDare to Differ deliver targeted, award winning, interventions to our students – these are weekly sessions and tend to be a minimum of 6 weeks. Dare to Differ give students practical goals and targets, alongside inclusive tools and support.

PrimePrime Counselling provides counselling support to those who may need it. Counselling is a talking therapy which aims to help students talk through any issues they may be having in a neutral, calm, and safe space.  Counselling can also help you to normalise the things you may be going through and know that you are not alone. 



How to access support at The Hub


Students can come along to the Hub before and after school, and at break and lunch if they would like to talk to one of our Safeguarding Team.

Concern Box

There is a concern box outside of the Hub for students to fill in a form if they would rather not talk to someone in person.


Students can email the Hub for support by contacting


For further information, please see our Mental Health Framework for more details.

Mental Health Framework


Parents / Carers

If you wish to seek support on your child’s behalf, please email our Hub email address on the link below.

Please include your child’s full name and year group and provide us with some details about why you are looking for support so we can work out the best steps moving forward for your child.