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.
“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”
“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.
“We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”