Looking after your mental health

sandbach high school and Sixth form College

Support for Students

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. 

In School

Form Tutor – your ‘go to’ person! Speak to your form tutor about concerns over homework, friendship and relationship problems, progress etc. 

Achievement Coordinator – 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. 

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. 

Visit our Stamp it out page here 

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Outside of School Support

The attached leaflet 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. 

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/pdf/schools/bulletins/documents-for-bulletins-2018/cyp-out-of-hours-advice.pdf 

Young Minds – support with wellbeing, including worries, mental health, looking after yourself. 

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people 

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. 

http://www.visyon.org.uk/ 

NSPCC – Free confidential advice for young people. 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

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. 

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=sitelink_Chat_to_Childline&utm_campaign=Google_Grant&gclid=COa3yJKQutACFUcQ0wodbocIvA&gclsrc=aw.ds 

Think You Know?-  Information on keeping yourself safe online and reporting online bullying or concerns. 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

Stonewall – Help, information, support and guidance for lesbian, gay, trans and bisexual. 

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice?gclid=CLiItJWTutACFUu6GwodTbkOTw 

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Health & Wellbeing Support for parents

Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is. It is also one of the hardest. Here at Sandbach High School we will do our best to support both your child and the family when things get tricky. But, we are aware that there are times when help is needed outside of our skills set. We have put together this comprehensive list of services which may be useful if such a situation arises. 

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. 

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/pdf/schools/bulletins/documents-for-bulletins-2018/cyp-out-of-hours-advice.pdf 

Young Minds 

Supporting your child with wellbeing concerns such as anxiety or self-harm.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk

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 

VISYON 

A Charity that offers support for the emotional health of young people and their families.
http://www.visyon.org.uk/ 

Cheshire Young Carers 

Support young people who help care for a parent or sibling with an illness or disability.
http://www.cheshireyoungcarers.org/ 

Cheshire East Family Support 

Provide Early Help to Cheshire East families, to offer advice, support and more specialist services when things begin to be difficult – and not wait until little problems grow into a crisis.
http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/children_and_families/checs.aspx 

Cheshire Without Abuse 

Provide temporary accommodation, advice and practical help to women and children escaping domestic abuse.
http://www.cheshirewithoutabuse.org.uk/ 

Barnardo’s 

Free parenting support.
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_projects/parenting_supporting.htm?gclid=CInwke-JutACFda4Gwodc-AITA 

Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (previously Parent Partnership) – A free, confidential and independent organisation who assist parents to liaise with school and other services. Available to all parents and carers of children aged 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs or Disability. 

CEIAS /Parent Partnership 

https://ice.cheshireeast.gov.uk/Services/1/Cheshire-East-Inform 

Think you know 

Information on keeping your child safe online and a secure method of reporting online bullying, Child Exploitation or concerns.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ 

CE-OP 

Advice or help regarding child sexual exploitation and methods to report concerns.
https://www.ceop.police.uk/ 

ADFAM 

Support for families affected by alcohol and drugs.
http://www.adfam.org.uk/ 

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity 

Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness
http://rainbowtrust.org.uk/ 

Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT) 

Support families with specialist support strategies for young people with autism.
https://ice.cheshireeast.gov.uk/Services/1086/CEAT-Cheshire-East 

Cheshire East Educational Psychology Service 

For parents and carers with questions or concerns about the well-being, behaviour, learning or development of your child, giving you an opportunity to discuss with Educational Psychologist.
https://ice.cheshireeast.gov.uk/Services/1087/Cheshire-East-Educat 

Edge Inclusion Partners 

Edge inclusion Partners are a Community Interest Company which provides a free and impartial Independent Support service in four North West Local Authorities for children, young people and their families. 

http://ceias.cheshireeast.gov.uk/how-can-an-ips-help.aspx 

 

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