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Hadleigh High School

 

Student Advice and Support

It is ok to not be ok.  If you have any concerns or worries, please speak to someone.  You could speak to any member of staff or someone at home – whoever you feel able to talk with.

However, there are lots of other ways in which we can support you.  Many students find excellent advice and support from the following organisations.

Kooth

 

Kooth is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe online wellbeing service offering counselling, information and forums for children and young people.

  • Helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team.
  • Start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community. Lots of topics to choose from!
  • Chat to our helpful team about anything that’s on your mind. Message us or have a live chat.
  • Write in your own daily journal to track your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you’re doing.

 

Kooth provides access 365 days a year to counsellors, who are available from 12noon to 10pm every Monday to Friday and 6pm to 10pm every Saturday & Sunday

https://www.kooth.com/

 

An introduction to Kooth - (password required for the video is koothyyoung2010)

 

https://vimeo.com/470115097

The School Nurse Team and Chathealth Service

ChatHealth is an easy way for parents, carers, and young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues or make an appointment with a school nurse.

 

Parents and pupils who have already used the ChatHealth service have said they like using the messaging service because it is less embarrassing, quick and easy, anonymous and non-judgemental.

 

Text messages sent are delivered to a secure website and responded to by the Suffolk School Nursing team. The service is available Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30, excluding bank holiday. Out of hours, anyone who texts the service receives a ‘bounce-back’ message that explains where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect to get a response. Texts are replied to within one working day.

 

This service provides confidential advice and support for a range of health and wellbeing issues, including:

  • Anxiety, emotions, and anger
  • Bullying
  • Family issues and friendships
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Smoking, alcohol, and drugs
  • Sleep
  • Staying healthy
  • Support throughout the coronavirus pandemic

Tel: 07507 333 356

 

An introduction to ChatHealth

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ7taLVozaQ&feature=emb_logo

Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow provides you with advice, help and support on how to keep yourself and your friends safe online. It is based around three key themes:

  • How to have fun
  • How to stay in control (or how to take control)
  • How to report a problem

 

Sex, Relationships & The Internet

 

Three things that can get a little complicated.  Thinkuknow is the right place to go for advice on lots of topics, including:

 

  • Abusive relationships
  • Blackmail
  • Consent
  • Dating
  • Gaming
  • Grooming
  • Identity
  • Peer pressure
  • Porn
  • Sex
  • Sexting
  • Streaming

 

While seeking support online it’s important to be cautious about who is offering help.  If you are worried about someone who is offering you support online, or if someone is trying to pressure you to do something you don’t want to do, you can get help by contacting:

 

ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

where a specialist child protection adviser will support you.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Bereavement and Loss

Advice and support for those dealing with loss or bereavement.

cruse.org.uk

moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

mind.org.uk
Bullying Bullying – victim or witness. Information on where to go, what to do and who can help.

Childline Tel: 08001111

childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/

 

bullying.co.uk
Domestic Abuse

Help and support for those affected by violent, controlling or coercive behaviour in a home, family or close relationship situation.

24-hour National Domestic Violence Tel: 0808 2000 247

 

lighthousewa.org.uk/

leewaysupport.org/
Drugs Information, advice and guidance on the facts, dangers and the law around drug use and abuse.

talktofrank.com

turning-point.co.uk/

thesource.me.uk

themix.org.uk/
Eating Disorders Support for anyone affected by eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Youth line: 0808 801 0711

Exams Support and information around preparing for exams and dealing with pressure.

bbc.co.uk/bitesize

thesource.me.uk

LGBTQ+ Support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender individuals and those questioning their sexuality.

mermaidsuk.org.uk/

outreachyouth.org.uk

youngstonewall.org.uk/lgbtq-info

Mental Health Information and advice for seeking help around mental health issues.

mind.org.uk

youngminds.org.uk/

kooth.com/

nhs.uk/live-well/

themix.org.uk/

Physical Heath Information and advice for seeking help around physical health issues.

activesuffolk.org/

thesource.me.uk/

nhs.uk/live-well/

themix.org.uk/

Relationships Information and advice around safe and healthy friendships and relationships.

https://www.brook.org.uk/

themix.org.uk/

Sexual Health Information and advice for seeking help around physical health issues.

http://www.brook.org.uk/

icash.nhs.uk/

nhs.uk/live-well/

Young Carers Information and advice around practical and emotional help

suffolkfamilycarers.org