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Mental Health and Wellbeing for students and parents
Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14, and 1 in 10 children and young people are coping with the challenges of a mental health disorder. Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing.
At Ibstock Community College, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
This page identifies support, advice and activities available for both students and parents.
The link below provide a comprehensive directory of support available for students, the name of the organistaion, what they do and how to contact them. Please take time to look through the whole directory, there is lots of different support available. Healthy Schools signposting
These are trusted and informative websites with advice that we also follow in College.
Be Your Best Version - Beating Your Worries - A Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Beyond Bullying - Leicestershire County Council Anti-Bullying Team
BBC Health - Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
CFF - How to support your child's mental health and well-being
CFF - Summary of CFF support
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - Manage Anxiety & Stress
FRANK - Honest information about drugs
KOOTH - Online mental well being community
Loneliness - A young parent guide to loneliness
Mind - A guided self help with a trained mental health practition
Mental Health Support - Well-being resource list for parents/carers during lockdown
NHS - How to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home
Relate - There are all sorts of reasons why you might want a bit of extra help from Relate. Things might be worrying you at home or at school, or you might need help and advice with your own relationship. Further information on the services relate offer can be found here and further information for parents can be found here.
Seasonal Self-Care - A survival-kit for the Christmas holidays
Student Self Referal - Self referal for under 18's who want to get help for mental health
Support over the festive holidays - Where student can find support over the holidays
The Leg Up Project - A local charity offering lots of activities and support
Think U Know - is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who support them.
Winter Well-Being Toolkit - Resources to help boost winter wellbeing – self-care activities for young people and advice to help them manage their wellbeing
Young carers - if you're 19 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school work. Leicestershire County Council's website has lots of information to support you such as telephone helplines and online forums where you can find someone to talk to. And there are groups you can go to, to get a break from home. If you think you may be a young carer, please contact Ms Webster in the pastoral office.
Young Minds - If your child has been denied support from CAHMS, or you are still waiting to be seen, Young Minds are there to support you. You can call their parents helpline on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.
You will be connected to one of their trained advisors, who will listen to your concerns, and ask key questions to understand your sistuation as best they can. They will tailor advice to your situation and suggest practical steps you can take and ways to support your child whilst waiting to access help from services. This could include contact details for relevant support services, practical tips you can implement at home or giving you advice around alternative options for support.
Young people and mental health - NHS guidance - an information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Below you will find a number of posters with contact details for relevant support services should you require support.
Other useful links.