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Well-Being Support

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. 

Websites

       Other sites which may help

Childline
 

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

Email Support

  • office.almondburycs@kirkleeseducation.uk - 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) 

Phone Support

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. 
Although schools are closed to the majority of pupils, we remain here to help. Please be sure to make contact with school if you need support, or access the support mechanisms outlined above. You may be aware of other services that you have been directed to; if this is the case and these are proving helpful, please continue to access these. 
 
We hope you find this information useful and are keeping safe.
 
Yours sincerely,
Ruth Ward