Sources of Help and Information
Discover a Range of Support:
If you're concerned that your child might be grappling with stress, anxiety, low mood, bullying, self-harm, or challenges at school or beyond, rest assured, we're here to help. Reach out through the following channels:
WhoCanHelp@gablehall.com: This designated email for our students directly reaches the safeguarding team, who can guide you towards appropriate sources of support and wellbeing-related information.
Pastoral@gablehall.com: An email address created for Parents/Carers. Messages are directed to the Pastoral team, who will connect you with the relevant staff member and ensure a prompt response.
Mrs. N. Jeffery – Designated Safeguarding Lead: You can contact Mrs. Jeffery at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Seeking Resources for Mental Wellbeing:
NHS Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing: This serves as the inspiration for our 'WHS Six Steps to Wellbeing.' Explore the links provided for each section to delve deeper into the topic: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/
MindEd for Families: Tailored for parents and caregivers, this resource offers advice and insights from trusted experts. It aids in understanding challenges, supporting your family effectively, and prioritising your own well-being. Visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/
Family Lives: As a national family support charity, Family Lives provides comprehensive assistance in various aspects of family life. Their non-judgemental and empathetic approach aims to contribute to happier families. Learn more at https://www.familylives.org.uk/
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: This trust offers free resources for parents, professionals, and anyone interested in mental and emotional well-being. Explore topics like emotionally healthy approaches to exams, social media and teenagers, self-harm, and depression. Visit: https://www.cwmt.org.uk/resources
Childline for Younger Children: Childline offers a dedicated website for children under 12, featuring age-appropriate content, games, and therapeutic tools to help them express their feelings. Access it at https://www.childline.org.uk/kids
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Discover self-care strategies for maintaining your mental health. This organisation's insights are drawn from professionals, academic research, and young people's experiences. Learn more at www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/
Every Mind Matters (NHS): This NHS initiative offers simple steps to enhance mental health and well-being. Take the quiz to receive a free plan, expert advice, and practical tips: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Asking for Assistance:
Opening up about your challenges is the first step towards receiving support. Often, someone else's perspective can offer valuable insights and solutions. They might help you see things from a different angle or suggest coping strategies. Sharing your concerns also paves the way for future support.
Additional Resources for Wellbeing During Exams:
BBC Bitesize Support: Whether you're revising, awaiting exam results, preparing for a job interview, or experiencing stress, gain wisdom from those who've been through it. Access guidance at https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/support
Young Minds - Exam Self-Care: Learn how to care for your mental health while revising for exams through this insightful blog post by activist Rose: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/exam-self-care/
The Mind Set: This resource offers advice on managing exam stress from trusted student coaches who have navigated the experience. Explore videos, stories, and more at https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/bbc-learning-launches-the-mind-set/
At Gable Hall School, your well-being matters, and we're here to provide the support and information you need to thrive.