Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School

Wellbeing & Support

Click a menu on the left for information about the year you are in.

Useful links for wellbeing and support
Access weekly webinars and pre-recorded video mental health sessions for pupils and their families by clicking the Mental Health for Families menu on the left.

Wellbeing

Acorns Psychology assistance and support to schools, pupils and parents.  They are happy to provide Skype/telephone consultations (free of charge) in the event of an SEN child struggling, and possibly in need of some extra support.  Parent/carers should contact 01254 686937 or email enquiries@acornpsychology.co.uk should you wish to do so.

Anxiety UK - includes support via webinars and online support groups

Childline - great pages for young people and incudes breathing techniques

Children's Society - information and support during this pandemic

Give us a ShoutIn a crisis? Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers by Texting Shout to 85258Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

GOV.UK - Extra Mental Health Support for pupils and teachers

Maudlsey Charity - Families under Pressure: During this stressful and cooped-up time, don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips, formulated by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and the POP-UP team, which are backed by science and proven to work with families. 

Mental Health - some useful breathing techniques, helps to calm mind and body

MIND - Advice for all with regard to mental health

NHS - pages relating to anxiety in children

NSPCC

Samaritans - for any parents or children struggling, has specific Coronavirus pages

Save the Children - tips for parents/careers and how to talk to children about the outbreak

Young Minds - specific advice for parents supporting children as well as for young people

Further links such as Kooth are available under the PSHE sections for each year group.

Wellbeing - Signposting, Advice & Other Information

Wellbeing Apps - Free to Use are listed in the document below

Sexual Health Service (under 25's) COVID-19 service changes document below

Financial

Money Saving Experts - Coronavirus Help & Your Rights