Being a young person is exciting; lots of new experiences and exciting opportunities to be had. However, sometimes things can get on top of us and when this happens it becomes difficult to move forwards. Below is a list of support that you can access both in and out of school when times get tough.
Form Tutor – your ‘go to’ person! Speak to your form tutor about concerns over homework, friendship and relationship problems, progress etc.
Achievement Co-ordinator – To discuss more serious issues.
Teachers – someone that you trust and feel comfortable with. Remember though, they will need to share it with your Form Tutor or Achievement Coordinator.
Nurse Practitioner – drop in anytime to discuss health, worries or concerns. You can make an appointment for a set time or drop in.
Miss Darlington or Ms Oyler – Safeguarding Leads in school. Are you worried about yourself, a friend or family member?
School Counsellor – speak to your AC if you wish to be referred for free in school counselling.
Careers Advice – unsure of what the future holds? Questions about the next step? see our careers page.
School Nurse; Jane Fox. Jane is our NHS school nurse who runs drop in sessions on either a Monday or Thursday lunchtime in F5. Drop in to discuss health concerns, worries or advice on sexual health.
OUT OF SCHOOL:
I would like to share with you the attached leaflet which details an advice line run by The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the Cheshire area. The advice line is open to everyone (children, young people, relatives etc) and allows people to talk to a mental health professional if they are concerned or would like advice about a young person’s mental health.
The advice line runs from 5-10pm (Mon-Fri) and 12 – 8pm (Saturday and Sunday).
The Advice Line Number is 01244 397644.
The attached leaflet provides more information.
Young Minds – support with wellbeing, including worries, mental health, looking after yourself.
Young Minds has a Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis across the UK. Young people can access the text-message based service by texting YM to 85258.
This list of further helplines can be found in this link : https://6282.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Helplines+Directory+-+December+2020.pdf
KOOTH – free ‘real time’ online counselling.
KOOTH – https://kooth.com/
See the new Kooth Video here
VISYON – A Charity that offers support for the emotional health of young people.
NSPCC – Free confidential advice for young people.
Childline – A free, private and confidential service where children can seek support. Whatever the worry, whenever they need help, however they want to get in touch.
Think You Know?- Information on keeping yourself safe online and reporting online bullying or concerns.
Stonewall – Help, information, support and guidance for lesbian, gay, trans and bisexual.