Staff are available in the Academy via emails and can give you a call if you need support whilst at home. Support is also available from a number of organisations listed underneath the image below.
The following are good sources of information, advice and guidance that is useful at ALL times, but especially so over the holiday periods, and at times when ‘Remote Learning’ may be required. Please take a look and see whether there are any useful tips that may help YOU to maintain your own (or others’) Wellbeing and/or Mental Health.
Shout free text service 24/7, text 85258
www.Kooth.com online counselling and support
www.thesource.me.uk lots of advice and support for lots of topics
www.mind.org.uk mental health support, also try
www.youngminds.org.uk for support aimed at young people.
www.themix.org.uk/ lots of advice and support for young people
‘The Source’ 30-day Challenge (to maintain general mental health and wellbeing) – starting 30th April
The Screen Time Diet: Helping Your Teen Find The Balance With Tech– advice and support for parents who would like to help their child
NSPCC advice, guidance and support for families and children during COVID-19 lockdown
‘Young Minds‘ support for youngsters who may be experiencing anxiety during the Coronavirus pandemic
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Government Guidance on Mental Health (during Coronavirus lockdown)
Some good 10 minute workouts to keep people active; advice on maintaining a healthy diet as far as possible – both good to prevent us from slipping into lazy/overeating habits whilst at home.
Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub for lots of advice on mental wellbeing.
As staff at the Academy will not be seeing children each day, over the holiday period, we cannot look out for those signs that something might not be quite right and we are not here for children to report things to us or to talk to us. Below is a list of potential issues and the advised course of action to take;
If you feel the options above do not apply to your situation and you still need further advice or to let us know about something, please visit the Safeguarding page of our website or email us ([email protected]) and we will endeavour to support you. Often the Academy is the first port of call for many students and parents regarding many issues that may not even be a “school issue” and we will always try to support. It is now more complicated that we are not here so much, so please use the advice above.
Take the greatest of care and please follow the guidance issued regarding social distancing, keeping children at home where possible.
Mrs Emma Price
Vice Principal Student Wellbeing & Designated Safeguarding Lead.