Websites to access if you are in danger or need support and advice
Helpline Contact for Students: Remember, if you are in danger call 999
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide’s Guide:
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide new guide, Supporting Your Child – Self Harm and Suicide was commissioned by bereaved parents who tragically lost their 15 year old son to suicide. It was developed from research with parents who have experience of living with a child who struggles with their mental health and from PAPYRUS extensive experience working with parents who have lost children to suicide. Dr Catherine Hayhurst, Royal College of Emergency Medicines Mental Health Lead, said “The Royal College of Emergency Medicine highly recommends this guide for parents, recognising that the experience for parents whose child has self-harmed or is suicidal is incredibly challenging. This guide is practical and will help parents understand what may be happening with their child and access support for them as parents,”
Please click on the link below for further information.
Kooth (Need to talk)
Kooth.com is an award winning and innovative online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people across Birmingham aged 11-25 years.
It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support. In 2019 – 2020 kooth.com was accessed by over 150,000 young people and is available across 85% of CCGs area.
Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available from 12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year, providing a much needed out-of-hours service for emotional support in an accessible way. Kooth.com also offers articles, forum and self-help 24/7.
Watch video and/or join here:
Erdington Academy’s SHARP system
If there is something that is worrying you and you need some advice from school, please use the SHARP system that can be found here:
Remember to put your name so that we are able to get back in touch with you and support appropriately.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC)
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:
Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
Parents working from home
Children staying home alone
Lockdown and separated parents
How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
The advice can be found on the NSPCC website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
Other available service to seek support from are:
Place2Be (Improving mental health)
Living Life to the Full (Support including CBT)
Forward Thinking Birmingham
0300 300 0099
Pause Birmingham (Drop In Service)
21 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6BJ
NSPCC (Concerns for your safety)
Kooth (Need to talk) – Your online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous support. Watch video and/or join here:
0808 801 0400
Kaleidoscope Group (Supporting Mental Health)
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
We have compiled a list of online resources which you may find useful for yourself and to share with colleagues and children on the Useful Websites for Students page
A updated directory of Online Learning Resources can be viewed on the Dudley Virtual School website.
Coronavirus and managing anxiety around what is happening
Below are also a range of resources which are aimed at helping children understand the coronavirus and to manage anxiety around what is happening:
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