There will be times when students and parents/carers will require additional support. This page outlines support and resources which can give some ideas about how to cope with difficult situations and also where to seek additional support. We hope you find it useful.
“Addaction is one of the UK’s leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities. We work with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach. In 2017 we supported 140,000 people”
“Amparo provides support to anyone who has been affected by suicide, the service is free and confidential for as long as people need it.”
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
“The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.”
Information tool for parents and carers
“Types of bereavement support available within Lincolnshire and nationally, including suicide bereavement services.”
“Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.”
“Discover a wealth of evidence-based, practical and engaging online CPD courses empowering everyone who works with or cares for children to develop their skills – anywhere, anytime, using any device.”
Parental Awareness of Self-Harm
“Founded by Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, our mission is to give every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close.”
“Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Support. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.”
“XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.”
“LCGL Counselling and Training Services is a charity sponsored by the Lincolnshire Co-operative and grant funded by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We are a free counselling service that responds to the needs of children/young people and adults in Lincolnshire who are experiencing the unmanageable symptoms of grief and loss following a significant life event.”
“We want to make sure that young people have access to information and advice in one place, and are aware of local services, that can help support them when experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behavioural concerns. The information provided within this pathway is also designed to help families of children and young people experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behaviour concerns and the professionals working with them.
“MeeTwo is an award winning free fully moderated app for young people, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in app links to UK charities and helplines.”
“Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.”
“NSPCC helpline: The new dedicated, confidential helpline will be run by the NSPCC and is available to current or past victims as well as parents, carers or professionals with concerns. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663”
Young People’s Advice On Talking To Your Child About Online Sexual Harassment: The Government have produced a useful leaflet for parents and carers about talking to their child about online sexual harassment. The links are included for your information.
“PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.”
“Reading Well for teens suggests recommended reading and digital resources to help you understand your feelings and boost your confidence. Teens and health and wellbeing experts have chosen the books to help you manage your emotions and cope with difficult times.”
“We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.”
“If you feel that you may be experiencing a common mental health problem, it is important to seek the right help. We are committed to help you with your needs.”
“The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. We are driven by a powerful vision for young people, a world where young people can flourish.”
“The UK Trauma Council (UKTC) creates evidence-based resources to improve professionals and carers’ understanding of the nature and impact of trauma. We aim to better equip all those supporting children and young people exposed to trauma.”
“We were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity and have been supporting grieving children and young people since 1992. We continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK. Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. Our expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support and we also provide online resources, specialist publications and training for professionals.”
“The Young Oasis team now offer confidential one-to-one support to children and young people in Lincolnshire who have been or are affected by a family member misusing drugs or alcohol.
Oasis recognises that substance misuse does not recognise class or social boundaries, and can affect anyone within the community. It also doesn’t just affect the individual and can have a devastating effect on the whole family, with children often feeling isolated and afraid.
The Young Oasis team provides much needed emotional support, wellbeing advice, or a non-judgmental listening ear to allow young people to fully express themselves and begin to work through the challenges of their situation.”