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Student Wellbeing

You can find some resources and links below to support students and parents with wellbeing and health.

UPDATE 30th June 2021:

The following agencies are available to support any students with concerns/issues during the Summer holidays:

Intervention Agencies:
 
Young Minds
088 802 5544
M-F 9.30am to 4pm (free for mobiles and landlines)
 
Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Texts can be anonymous, but if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.

Text: YM to 85258

Opening times: 24/7

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Samaritans 

Phone 116 123

email: jo@samaritans.cor

Opening times 24.7

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Papyrus

Offers confidential advice and support for young people struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Its helpline service - HOPELINEUK - is available to anybody under the age of 35 experiencing suicidal thoughts, or anybody concerned that a young person could be thinking of suicide.

Phone: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Opening times: 9am – midnight, 365 days a year

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CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Provides support to anyone in the UK who is feeling down and needs to talk or find information.

Free webchat service available.

Information about the helpline and how it works available here.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58

Opening times: 5pm - midnight, 365 days a year

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Childline

If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.

Can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired.

Hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

Phone: 0800 1111

Opening times: 9am - midnight, 365 days a year

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The Mix

Offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them.

Email support available via their online contact form.

Free 1-2-1 webchat service available.

Free short-term counselling service available.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Opening times: 4pm - 11pm, seven days a week

 

UPDATE 28th January 2021:

Letter below about Operation Encompass.

 

UPDATE 18th December 2020:

Please see below for info about applications for the NSPCC Young People's Board for Change.

Christmas/Covid updates from Staffordshire Sexual health Services: https://openclinic.org.uk 

 

UPDATE 1st September 2020:

Hope Project have a parent support session next Tuesday evening. Tuesday's theme is CREATING CONECTION in time of CHAOS

Registration link below:  Parents need to register once for the link to attend of the sessions. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsde6gqT0jG9Z1P-U0IckA4Y7KBzYDihxU

 

UPDATE 15th September 2020:

Link to Staffordshire Youth Union - https://staffscvys.org.uk/syu-voice/  

If you live in East Staffordshire (Burton, Uttoxeter and surrounds) please take 10 minutes to complete this survey. The results will form recommendations on how access to and the variety of activities for young people can be improved for the local area in the future.

 

UPDATE 28th August 2020:

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) have launched a local page on a ground-breaking website ‘Health for Teens’:  www.healthforteens.co.uk

This unique website is the first NHS website that has been created by and for young people, complementing and raising the accessibility of School Nurses.

Each area presents health advice through facts, quizzes and articles. MPFT have developed a “local page” which will enable young people to find a range of services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to support them.

The local area section for young people includes local news, announcements, services, a search for a School Nurse function and locally produced articles on young people’s health.

The main website features a diverse range of health topics from mental health to puberty, sexual health to bereavement. The articles, quizzes, and interactive content has been written and overseen by experts from services including school nursing, health improvement, smoking cessation, dietetics, paediatricians and mental health.

The website content is presented through six areas:

UPDATE 15th June 2020:

You can book a  talk with HOPE Project about mental health support for parents & carers at their next Zoom chats - see below:

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You can also book onto their Zoom workshop for parents/carers about "Teenage Brain Development" - see below:

UPDATE 1st June 2020:

You can talk with HOPE Project about mental health support for parents & carers at their next Zoom chat - see below:

UPDATE 2/4/20:

Additional advice, links and resources for students added to https://www.deferrers.com/coronavirus

There is a new emotional support service (Action for Children) for children and families living in Staffsordshire: https://www.staffordshire-ewb.actionforchildren.org.uk/staffordshireemotionalhealthandwellbeingservice/informationforchildrenyoungpeopleandfamilies

UPDATE 24/3/20:

Advice from Young Minds about coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ 

UPDATE 22/03/20: 

Catch22 have compiled 2 fact sheets containing the telephone numbers and websites of several support services that children and parents can access over the next few weeks/months whilst isolated.

Useful website: what to do if your child is anxious about going back to school:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-your-child-is-anxious-about-going-back-to-school/?fbclid=IwAR2-XvhOsogLXRbYNSElultmY-n3HJsoBpjfGKI9ScYgn1BJxQH__JUw8kc