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Mental Health

At Thomas Aveling School teaching about mental wellbeing is paramount in giving our pupils the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise.

We would like to support our pupils in managing their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. We aim to reduce stigma attached to mental wellbeing by embedding an ethos that encourages openness whereby pupils can seek support at school, at home or online.

We would always encourage students to speak to a member of staff or a trusted adult if they need guidance or advice. However, we understand that this can be difficult and therefore encourage students to contact one of the external agencies we work with. 

WEBSITES – TO SUPPORT PARENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE  

HELPLINES – FOR SUPPORTING STAFF AND YOUNG PEOPLE  

Anxiety UK 

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. 

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm) 

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk 

CALM 

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. 

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) 

Website: www.thecalmzone.net 

Mind 

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. 

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) 

Website: www.mind.org.uk 

Samaritans 

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. 

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) 

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk 

YoungMinds 

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. 

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) 

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk 

NSPCC 

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty. 

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline) 

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) 

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk 

PHONE APPS – FOR SUPPORING YOUNG PEOPLE

HEADSPACE

 

YOUNG MINDS

 

7 CUPS

 

CALM

 

MOOD TRACK

 

PACIFICA