Wellbeing Support in School
The Pastoral Team
The school has a comprehensive pastoral team led by Mrs E Crichton designated Safeguarding Lead. the wider Pastoral Team comprises of:
Form Tutors – are the first point of contact for students for worries such as school work, homework, friendship issues.
Heads of Year/Attainment Co-ordinators – are responsible for the welfare and wellbeing of students whilst they are at school.
Pupil Welfare Officer – oversees all health and medical related issues with students throughout the school day.
Pupil Support Officer – oversees day to day behaviour and attendance issues across all year groups.
The Attic – The Mentoring Team is based in The Attic and is led by Mrs Crutchley who is the deputy Safeguarding Lead and Lead Learning Mentor. In The Attic there is space to talk and work quietly. Mentors are available from 8:45am to 3.35pm and there is always one of the team on duty at break and lunchtime. A mentor will also be in G10 every Tuesday lunchtime for our Talking Tuesdays between 12:45 and 13:15 to talk about any worries or concerns.
The Learning Support Team – is based in the link and is led by Mrs Palma who is the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator.
The Pastoral Team has close links with other agencies and organisations which can support young people in North and West Yorkshire. This includes the following
The Healthy Child Team (Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust) – This team works both in and out of school providing support, advice and intervention around many aspects of children and young people’s health and wellbeing. Referral can be mad through schools, via GP’s or direct from parents/carers.
Tel 01423 553432.
This services provides specialised mental health support to children and adolescents.
Tel 01423 726900
Harrogate CAMHS Crisis
This team supports young people in the community who are experiencing acute crisis and where there is a risk to themselves and/or others. The team will support, advise and offer assessment if felt appropriate. The service is accessible 7 days per week from 10am – 10pm
Tel 01423 544 335
Compass REACH is a county wide service staffed by qualified nurses that offers both psychosocial and clinical interventions to young people who are involved in risk taking behaviours relating to substance misuse (including alcohol), poor sexual health and emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Tel 01609 777662
Compass BUZZ offers confidential information and advice for professionals, parents/carers and children & young people across North Yorkshire in relation to emotional and mental wellbeing.
Tel 01609 777662 or Freephone 0800 008 7452
Compass BUZZ US
Young people across North Yorkshire can text 07520631168 regarding any mental health and wellbeing issues and receive advice, support and signposting from a Wellbeing Worker.
Early Help Service (previously known as The Prevention Service)
The aim of the service is to reduce the numbers of children and young people requiring more intensive and more costly interventions through children’s social care and other crisis led services, by providing timely and effective responses that prevent difficulties escalating. Every effort is made to ensure that families are able to access readily a range of support to ensure that their children are safe. happy and well and that they can flourish at school and in the wider world.
Leeds Mind Mate SPA
This is a Single Point of Access (SPA) in Leeds for young people aged between 13 and 17 years. Contact them on 0300 555 0324 or 0113 376 0324 to refer a young person or for support or advice about a referral From October 2018, families and young people themselves can make self-referrals through SPA. Go to email@example.com.
KOOTH Online Counselling
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous service for 11-18 year olds where young people can chat 1-2-1 with counsellors, access self-help articles 24/7 and connect with peers through live moderated forums. Young people can access this through this link www.KOOTH.com
Out of hours support for young people in Leeds (13-18years) who feel they are in mental health crisis. Open 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. every night of the year – young people can call or get online support. Go to Teen Connect webpage Provided by Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Services in partnership with The Market Place.
Alcohol and drugs service in Leeds for adults, young people and families. Open 9am – 5pm. Contact on 0113 887 2477, or visit www.forwardleeds.co.uk.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provide assessment and therapy to children and young people up to the age of 18 who have emotional or behavioural problems or other mental health difficulties. CAMHS teams and locations can be accessed through the MindMate SPA. Visit www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs.
The Market Place
The Market Place is a drop in, counselling and support centre for 11 – 25 year olds in Leeds city centre. Their contact number is 0113 246 1659. Access is by self referral via the Market Place website which is themarketplaceleeds.org.uk.
Drop In is open as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3pm – 6pm
Friday 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 2pm – 4pm
Early Intervention in Psychosis Team Service (Aspire) work with young people aged 14 to 35, currently experiencing their first episode of psychosis, and who are living in Leeds or registered with a Leeds GP. To make a referral or for an informal discussion, you can contact 0113 200 9170.
In addition, there are lots of organisations where specialist support can be accessed.
Young Minds’ is the leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Young Minds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. If you need to talk, they can let you know about organisations that listen, plus they offer online support and information.
Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person with a problem. Childline provides advice and information on a range of topics. Also, you can get support on the online message boards.
Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours and the call won’t show on your phone bill).
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
At the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust we produce booklets and posters on many aspects of mental health. These are free to download or order and include our Parent’s Guide to Depression: https://www.cwmt.org.uk/parents-guide
Free, confidential telephone helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm)
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Call 0116 123 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
Freephone 080077 66 00 (24 Hours service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers).
B-EAT Youth Helpline
Online community information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Call 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm to 4.30pm)
Kidscape are the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and sexual abuse. The website offers advice and practical skills on how to deal with bullying. Remember, no-one deserves to be bullied.
It Gets Better Project
Project created to inspire hope for young people who are lesbian, gay, bi or trans can see clips of other peopkle’s coming out stories.
Winston’s Wish believe that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. The Winston’s Wish Helpline offers support, information and guidance to asll those caring for a bereaved child or young person.
Helpline 08452 03 04 04 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm and Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9.30pm).
Reading for Wellness – Non Fiction
Click on the link for a list of reading books all available in the school library.
The Ostrich Foundation exists to work with and support other charities and NHS agencies helping reduce the number of young people who take their own lives, by shattering the stigma around suicide and helping remove the word ‘committed’ from common vocabulary.
Our aim is to work with other charities to help equip young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Helpline 07799 634939