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

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:

Coronavirus Anxiety

Click here for a guide on helping children with Coronavirus anxiety and see links at the bottom of the page.

Other available service to seek support from are:



0800 1111

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: downloadable comic&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-03-20&t=1583271654945