Our school is organised using a pastoral House system, this ensures students have consistency across their school careers by belonging to a house and a pastoral class. Through the Wider Curriculum programme students study:
Sometimes students can experience challenges throughout their school careers where they may need to access additional support. Students first point of contact should be their Pastoral Tutor, Deputy Head of House, Head of House or Head of Sixth Form. Students can also access support from our school counselling service led by Sarah, Louise, Ruth and Laura.
Email addresses are:
There are lots of resources available to support health and wellbeing too:
|NHS||The National Health Service offer lots of support for health and wellbeing available through your GP or nurse https://www.nhs.uk/ |
|Kooth||Online mental health and wellbeing community offering counselling services as well as chat rooms and discussion boards|
|Young Minds||Children and Young people’s mental health charity.|
0808 802 5544
|Childline||Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.|
|Place to Be||Can provide one to one and group counselling sessions. |
Emergency support offered through SHOUT:
Text CONNECT to 85258
For: anyone in the UK
Available: free, 24 hours a day
More info: giveusashout.orgnerships with Place2Be
|Cruse||Charity supporting bereavement and loss https://www.cruse.org.uk/|
|Child Bereavement UK||Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.|
|The Mix||The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service. https://www.themix.org.uk/|
|Gateshead Carers||Support for unpaid careers with specific support for Gateshead’s young carers. Maureen is the young carers assessor and available Monday to Thursday. The young carer can ring direct tel:01207 549780 or email email@example.com. They don’t need parental permission if 15 or over. Anyone can refer using the form below. |
Tel: 01207 549780
|Voice Collective||UK wide charity supporting young people with “unusual” sensory experiences|
Useful Apps and resources for young people
In an emergency
NHS – 999
To discuss concerns or signposting
Your local GP – 111
For someone who will listen right away
Childline – 08001111 – (Also available for online chats)
Young Minds Crisis Messenger – Text YM to 85258Samaritans – 116 123 (Can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned for your immediate safety or someone else’s ring 999.
If you are in crisis the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free from any phone on 116 123. This is a confidential service.
CAMHS – the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service are there to support young people, if you feel you would benefit from additional mental health support please speak to your teachers, House Heads or GP who will be able to refer you for this service.
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