Mental Health and Well-Being Support
Introduction to mental health support
As a result of another National lockdown, all lessons are being delivered remotely for all students. Our staff are working extremely hard to ensure work is being uploaded on Google classroom each day. We hope that you will work hard to access all the lessons and complete the work to the best of your ability.
As well as focusing on your academic studies, it is also very important that you look after your Mental Health and well-being. Our teaching staff and pastoral team are closely monitoring your academic progress and well-being via lessons, weekly student bulletins, weekly questionnaires and phone calls. In addition to our support, there are many useful organisations and groups to help you during this challenging time:
Young Minds: The Young Minds Crisis Messenger text service provides free 24/7 support across the UK. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.
Pause Call back Service: Pause is our ‘drop-in service’ in Birmingham, based in Digbeth. The service is offering 20 - 30minute phone calls to help with your concerns and will help you to deal with your worries.
Birmingham ‘With love’: The following organisations have partnered to provide services and support, to help families within Birmingham. (There are lots of useful numbers for children as well as parents).
Bep: Maintaining good well-being: The Birmingham Education Partnership have provided this power point to guide and provide ideas of how to maintain your mental health and well-being during this lockdown.
Below you can find lots of helpful information on coping during this difficult time.
Kooth is an award winning and innovative online counselling and support service is now available to all young people aged 11-25 across Birmingham. You can find more information about Kooth here.
If you are dealing with bereavement in your family then you can find support at www.childbereavementuk.org or call their helpline on 0800 02 88840
If you are looking for a charity that specifically helps children to cope with the loss of a family member then please visit: www.winstonswish.org.
Maintaining Good Well-Being
Pause Call Back Service
In light of current circumstances, The Active Wellbeing Society
(TAWS) is working collaboratively with other organisations to best
help the community at this time.
Across our city, local people and communities are stepping
up to help each other out and make sure we all get through this
challenging time together. We’re working with community groups,
organisations and volunteers from across the city, and wider
region, to help coordinate a collective response and support the
most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.
We have launched #BrumTogether - a campaign focused around
bringing our shared resources together to support those in need
through a number of initiatives including: a friendly phone chat
service, provision and distribution of food and essential supplies,
virtual wellbeing activities and sharing positive stories of people
coming together to support each other.
Mindful Colouring Sheets