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Student Wellbeing


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your wellbeing is a top priority at QKA and we understand the pressure of Academy life can sometimes feel over whelming. We want to encourage you to talk to someone about your feelings, to help put things into perspective and to help relieve some of those pressures.

There are lots of people in school who can help if you have any questions or concerns related to life in school or life outside of school.

Everyone in school has access to their Tutor, their Student Support Officer and their Progress Leader. You can talk to them about any worries that you have. They can also help direct you to someone who may be able to help further. You might also want to speak with a class teacher or another trusted adult in school who might be able to spend some time with you.

Other people in school who could help are:

Mrs Roddis

 

Mrs Roddis – her job is all about helping keep people safe. She is good to talk to if you’re worried about a situation in your life which means you might be at risk, or if you’re worried about a friend being at risk. She can speak to other professionals like social workers and police who also help keep people safe. Her office is D3 near the main reception, you can also leave a note in the post box on the wall.

Mrs Heard

 

Mrs Heard – her job is to help with any medical advice or assistance you might need. If you don’t feel well or need to take medication in school then she can help and support you. Mrs Heard can also support with any sexual health questions or concerns and she can help you access the right support. The medical room is next to the canteen.

Mrs Magnus

 

Mrs Magnus – her job is to co-ordinate the support that is available to you from outside agencies like youth workers and mentors. She can meet with families who might need some extra support. Her office is down the Head Teachers corridor.

PC Baker

 

PC Chris Baker – he is a Safer Schools Officer and his role is to help support staff and students if they have questions or concerns about our local community or with regards to keeping yourself and others safe. His office is next to the Post 16 area upstairs

 

Staff in SEND – There are staff here who can help talk with you about any problems you might have with your learning. They can help if you’re struggling with reading, writing or general working in lessons.

Staff in EAL – These staff can help you with any problems you might have around learning English, getting used to having lessons in English or developing your current skills. They can help with translations and communication with your parents.

Child line number 0800 1111

 

Chums Website logo

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/ http://chums.uk.com/cambs-pborough-services/

Sometimes you might want to speak to someone from outside of school about your worries and concerns. We have put some really good links below for agencies who we know are really useful. Click on the pictures to take you directly to the website

 

General Advice

www.childline.org.uk (0800 1111) - a free service that offers confidential advice and support to young people.

www.chums.uk.com - a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People that provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways. CHUMS has developed a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs.

www.keep-your-head.com - a website that offers advice and support on a range of issues.

www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care - a website that offers strategies for students to help them manage their own wellbeing.

 

Emotional Wellbeing

www.kooth.com - free, safe and anonymous 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.

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk - an online resource providing information to young people and professionals regarding emotional wellbeing.

www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/about-helplineuk (Tel: 0800 0684141 or text 07786 209697) - a service that can help young people deal with negative feelings.

www.cpft.nhs.uk - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust provide information about specialist mental health services, as well as mental health training opportunities.

www.minded.org.uk - Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.

www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/mental-health-awareness-week

 

Self Harm

www.selfharm.org.uk/home - a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask questions and be honest about what is going on in their life.

Calm Harm  - a new mobile app that provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Get started by setting your password so that it's completely private. You can personalise it if you wish, by choosing the background colour theme and deciding on whether you would like some company using a variety of friendly characters. Visit the App Store (ios) or Play Store (Android) to install the app. 

 

Bullying

www.beatbullying.org - CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online, in a safe and supportive forum, that guides people to further help, both online and in person.

 

 

We have gathered together some really useful posters for you to have a look through, some of these posters can also be found outside your year team offices and throughout the school building. Please help yourself to these hand outs.

Posters

 

Domestic abuse helpline numbers