Coronavirus wellbeing

Dear Parents/Carers and students

With school resources, support for mental health and pastoral issues becoming increasingly lean over coming weeks, I wanted to share some links that will provide online advice.  Though I appreciate that these resources are not as personal as face-to-face work, they might provide families with information that they can process in their own time.  The links are below.

The NHS have asked us to remind students, if they have inhalers/ epipens/ jext at school to please pick them up and take them home.  Demand is high and they are no use left at school, leaving you needing to order more!

Our school will remain open to support vulnerable students and children of keyworkers.  Anyone planning a visit to collect items should telephone or email in advance and when on-site they are report to visitor reception first.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have further questions.

Clare de Glanville

Assistant Head and Designated Safegaurding Lead is a great resource for families and professionals to access information and support. Sleep is often impacted for people whom are having difficulties with their mental health, this is a useful resource which provides ideas/ strategies to promote positive sleep hygiene.

CalmHarm App: Calm Harm provides tasks to help young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

BlueIce App: BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. This is generally recommended for those whom are already receiving mental health support.

Text: Shout! 85258 Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place for young people to go if they are struggling to cope and they need immediate help. This is a website for young people if they are struggling to cope with their emotions or situations in their life. The information provided is a starting point and provides ideas/ support. This website provides support for both young people and parents, from practical support, looking at the short and long term to being able to view others situations and stories.

This website provides support / information in regards to; anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders and addiction. Support / resources are targeted not only at young people but parents and teachers. The Mix provide online, telephone support as well as a wealth of information regarding various topics/ difficulties which young people can face.

Parenting Support Line: 0800 6525675 Teens in Crisis is a counselling service for young people.  They can support with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger, low self-esteem. They offer online or fact to face counselling services, though there is a waiting list. Infobuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with mental and emotional needs.  They can provide drug and alcohol intervention. Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service offers counselling and advice to those who are victims of violence at home. To request advice, you complete an online self-referral form. Part of the nationwide network of foodbanks. The website gives information about how to access vouchers to be used at the foodbank.  The Crisis Team has links to a wide range of support groups.

Call the Samaritans on 116 123 if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair that could lead to suicide. UK’s leading mental health charity. comprehensive website with advice for all stages of family life.