Health & Wellbeing - Additional Support
At Trinity Academy Grammar, we are happy to offer our students a range of emotional health and wellbeing services, which include:
- One-to-one sessions with a Child Protection and Wellbeing officer.
- Small group interventions on a range of topics.
- Therapeutic Interventions in Secondary Schools Programme (THISS) for KS3 students.
- Family Intervention Link worker.
- Referrals to other agencies where applicable to help and support our young people and their families.
- Various assemblies and external speakers in throughout the year to deliver on a number of topics.
We know that feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is normal, however if these feelings are persistent or are causing a lot of worry for a person you are concerned about then you may need to seek professional help.
In Calderdale, young people and schools have a range of services including peer support, family support and counselling that can help.
Open Minds allows Calderdale’s multi-agency emotional health and wellbeing taskforce to provide advice, information, support and signposting to young people about emotional health and wellbeing. Their specially designed website has been developed with extensive input and consultation with young people, as well as a range of professionals.Visit Website
Healthy Minds, a mental health charity based in Halifax, defines mental health not just as the absence of distress but as a state of wellbeing in which each person realises their own potential. The charity recognises that different factors can affect people’s wellbeing and provide a range of services for people according to their needs.Visit Website
Calderdale Young Carers Service offers a Young Carers Assessment to all young carers referred to the service. This assessment helps identify the best plan of support for the young carer and their family. Because members of the family usually have different needs, the Young Carers Service works with a lot of other organisations to increase the chance of getting the best possible support for the family.Visit Website
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity with branches across the UK. The NSPCC works to protect children and to prevent all kinds of abuse. If you are worried or concerned about a child, you can contact their professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support. You can remain anonymous if you want to. NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000Visit Website
ChildLine (under 19s)
Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people under 19 provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness parental separation or divorce, pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect and psychological abuse. You can call: 0800 1111 (this does not show up on your phone bill).Visit Website
Kooth (online counselling)
Kooth.com is an anonymous, online counselling and support service for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. It’s available for 10-19 year olds. Kooth is a confidential and anonymous way for young people to gain advice, support and guidance from qualified counsellors. It’s available up to 10pm at night, 365 days a year.Visit Website
Night OWLS - MindMate
Night OWLS is for every child or young person in West Yorkshire who is struggling with their mental health at night. They are a confidential support line open 8pm-8am every day. Call, text or online chat at www.wynightowls.org.ukVisit Website
Samaritans (for everyone)
Samaritans provides emotional support for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgment or pressure. By phone, text and in person in branches across the UK, they are there 24 hours a day. You can call: 116123 or email Jo@samaritans.org (response time: 24 hours).Visit Website
If you are struggling to cope on your own and you need support, there are people in school who you can talk to, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Our wellbeing team offers two types of in-school support, including 1:1 support sessions with a Child Protection and Wellbeing Officer and 1:1 counselling sessions with a School Counsellor. If you’d like to know more about in-school support, speak to your Year Leader or email email@example.com.