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Mental Health and Wellbeing

The academy is fully committed to supporting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of its students, parents and staff. This is why we employ a full-time qualified counsellor to work with anyone that may be struggling with their mental health.

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health and would like some support please contact the School Counsellor, Helaina Downs, by email at hdowns@thecvhs.co.uk and a phone call can be arranged if needed.

 

During the current situation with the Coronavirus outbreak your Mental Health and Wellbeing is very important. The NHS has set up some online tools to help you which can be found at the link below.

 

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

Click below to read information for parents and students about the counselling service.

 

Information for Parents

Information for Students

 

We have listed below a number of websites that may be useful for you or your child to help support their mental health.

 

Service

Website

Details

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk

Call: 0800 1111 to speak to a qualified counsellor

Or

Go online for 1-2-1 online chat with a counsellor

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org

Call: 116 123 for 24/7 support

Or

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Young Minds

 

https://youngminds.org.uk

 

Parental helpline:

Call: 0808 8025544

For a young person in crisis needing urgent help:

Text YM to 85258 for free 24/7

Kooth

 

https://www.kooth.com

 

Online chat with a counsellor available from 12pm to 10pm (Monday – Friday) 6pm to 10pm (Saturday – Sunday)

Shout

 

https://www.giveusashout.org

 

Text SHOUT to 85258

24/7 service

Chat Health

 

https://www.thrivingkirklees.org.uk/chat-health/

Speak to a school nurse Text 07520 618866 for ages 11-19

Parents can contact same number for advice on health and wellbeing issues relating to their child

PAPYRUS

https://papyrus-uk.org

Confidential suicide prevention or advice, for someone thinking of suicide or if you are worried about some else call:0800 068 4141

Winston’s Wish

 

https://www.winstonswish.org

 

Call: 08088 020 021 for therapeutic advice on supporting a grieving child or young person

Crisis text line:

Text WW to 85258 for crisis support

Visit website to access online chat Friday from 10am – 1pm

 

Parent Guides

As well as speaking to school about any concerns you may have about your child’s mental health, below is a ‘Parents Guide to Support A-Z’ which Young Minds have provided.

 

What to do About Abuse

If you're worried your child is being abused, or has suffered abuse, here is our advice and information on where to get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-abuse/

 

Supporting Your Child With ADHD

If your child is struggling to manage their ADHD, here are some ways you can support them and places you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-adhd/

 

Responding to Anger

If you're finding it difficult to deal with your child's angry behaviour, here is our advice on what to do and where to get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-anger/

 

Helping Your Child with Anxiety

If your child is struggling with anxiety, here are some ways you can support them and places you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-anxiety/

 

Supporting Your Child with Depression

If you're worried that your child is struggling with depression, here is our advice and information on where you can get support.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-depression/

 

Supporting Your Child During Divorce or Separation

If you're worried about how your relationship break-up might affect your child, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-divorce-or-separation/

 

Supporting Your Child - Domestic Violence

If your child has witnessed or experienced domestic violence, here is our advice and information on places you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-domestic-violence/

 

Supporting Your Child - Drugs and Alcohol

If you are worried about your child's use of drugs or alcohol, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-drugs-and-alcohol/

 

Supporting Your Child with Eating Problems

If you're worried your child has an eating disorder, or unhealthy relationship with food, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-eating-problems/

 

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time

If you're worried about how your child is coping with exams at school, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

 

Supporting Your Child with Gender Identity Issues

If your child is struggling with their gender or thinks they are transgender, here is our advice and information on what you can do and where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-gender-identity-issues/

 

Supporting Your Child with Grief and Loss

If your child has experienced a bereavement or loss, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-grief-and-loss/

 

Parenting with a mental illness

When you're a parent with a mental illness, or someone in the family is struggling with their mental health, it can make supporting your child difficult. Here is our advice on what you can do and where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-parental-mental-illness/

 

Supporting Your Child with School Anxiety

If you think your child might be anxious about school, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-school-anxiety/

 

What to Do If Your Child Is Refusing to Go to School

If your child is refusing to go to school, here is our advice and information on what you can do and where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-school-refusal/

 

Supporting Your Child's Self-esteem

Our advice and information about how you can support your child's self-esteem.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-self-esteem/

 

Supporting Your Child Who Is Self-Harming

If your child is self-harming, here is our advice and information about where you can get help.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-self-harm/

 

How to talk to your child about social media and the internet

Our guide gives ten tips for talking to your child about their use of social media and the internet.

https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-social-media-and-the-internet/

 

 

Self-Help and Information

The charity Mind also has a huge amount of self-help and information resources on their website. For their A-Z on mental health, click on the below link:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/