An area we feel is of the utmost importance throughout these strange times is mental health and wellbeing; since major changes in structure and routine are something that could cause disruption for our pupils and families. We would like to share the following guidance on support you can access for your son/daughter and yourself around mental health and wellbeing.
- kooth.com – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, including counselling and self-help articles;
- mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing – website with guidance on how to cope specifically during this period of uncertainty;
- mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/ - website with guidance on how to help others when you know they’re struggling.
- https://www.thrivingkirklees.org.uk/ - (0300 304 5555) supports with health and well-being
Other sites which may help
Childline can provide children and young people with free, confidential advice and support. Calls to 0800 1111 are free and children can also get support online. See the links below to the Childline website for:
information about coronavirus
coping during lockdown
advice about saying goodbye to friends and school
support for young people who are worried about exam results
advice for young people who feel unsafe at home
- firstname.lastname@example.org - email overseen by school staff
- Our school has a Designated Safeguarding Leader (Sandra Quarmby), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Rob Goodswen, Simon Sykes and Simon Wood)
If someone out of hours needs to speak to someone immediately (including children and young people) about an urgent mental health concern they can call 01924 316830.
The team managing this are in contact with the CAMHS duty and crisis team in order for follow ups to the calls to be managed.
- If you are in a position where you are unsafe and in immediate danger, please contact the police, dialling 999.
We hope you find this information useful and are keeping safe.