Support Outside of School

Emotional and Mental Well-being defines how we feel, think and relate to ourselves and others. This has an impact on how we understand the world around us. Positive Mental Health improves our ability to manage, communicate, and form and sustain relationships.

Coping with other changes in our lives are also affected such as bereavement, transition or parental divorce. Statistics show that one in four people will experience Mental Health problems at some point in their lives.

You can talk to the following people if you feel overwhelmed by things:

  • Form Tutor
  • Head of House
  • Mr Gunn
  • Parents
  • Friends
  • A person you trust

Also, there are different services and organisations available to give you the support you need.

Please select the following links to find support and advice:

Forward Thinking Birmingham

Offers support, care and treatment for all 0-25s through one organisation, making it easier for you to access the right support at the right time.

https://www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/

Pause

Pause, delivered in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham, is a well-being drop-in service for anyone under the age of 25 with a Birmingham GP.

Come and talk to us whenever you’re ready. We will listen and empower you to take control of whatever is worrying you.

Call: 0207 8414470

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/well-being/services/pause

NHS Services

Support with attending school due to anxiety.

https://bwc.nhs.uk/youve-been-missed/

Kooth

An online mental wellbeing community.

https://www.kooth.com/

Samaritans

A talking service who will just listen.

Call 116123

https://www.samaritans.org/

The Children’s society

Young people come to us when they have low self-esteem. When they’re living in families who can’t afford the next meal, the next size up in school uniform. Or when there’s no one else to lean on.

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/see-hear-respond

Mermaids

Telephone information and listening service for children and teenagers with gender identity issues and their families.

Call: 0808 801 0400
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Kids help line

Learn what self-harm is, why people self-harm and what can help.

Call: 1800 55 1800

https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/self-harm

Shout 85258

Is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Text: 85258 (24 hours a day)

https://giveusashout.org/

Living Well UK

Mental health services to Birmingham and Solihull residents.

https://livingwellconsortium.com/

Call: 0808 808 4994

https://www.themix.org.uk/

Anxiety Canada

Online programme to support anxiety. MindShift™ CBT Groups – our online therapy program,

https://www.anxietycanada.com/

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

www.youngminds.org.uk

0808 802 5544

Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person thinking of suicide

www.papyrus-uk.org

0800 068 41 41

Need to talk?

Contact ChildLine anytime – calls are free and confidential

www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

NSPCC is linked to Childline. The counsellors offer advice and support 365 days a year. Our trained counsellors talk to children on the phone and online, helping them with any problem they are facing.

www.nspcc.org.uk

0800 1111

The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners. We protect children from harm online and offline.

www.ceop.police.uk

0870 000 3344

We equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK.

www.kidscape.org.uk

 020 7730 3300

Health indexes to find well researched information and advice for the public such as how to find a psychiatrist.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation.aspx

020 7235 2351

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.

www.minded.org.uk

MindEd Leaflet

Find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

0844 8030 240

Relaxation Exercises for Children – Relaxation exercises help children to manage their reactions to stress, anxiety and worry.

www.moodcafe.co.uk/for-children-and-young-people/relaxation-for-children.aspx

Barnardo’s are linked to Childline.

What we do: Young Carers, Sexual Exploitation, Child Poverty & Domestic Violence

www.barnardos.org.uk

0800 11 11