Wellbeing

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Student wellbeing is very important to us at Fairfield High School.
If students need support in school they can talk to their form tutors or ask for an appointment at The Nigel Davies Wing to talk to one of the Learning Managers. This could be on a 1-2-1or as part of small group work.
Alongside Mrs Hart, Mrs Harley and Mrs Shilcock, students are also able to access appointments with the school counsellor; school nurse and a member of the WEST (Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team).
Students are also able use The Nigel Davies Wing to meet with support workers from other agencies

Purple Leaf Training  and West Mercia Women’s Aid have been delivering the Safer Streets Workshop to our Year 9s

The Government’s Safer Streets Fund has provided £23.5 million funding to make public spaces safer for all, with a particular emphasis on improving the safety of these spaces for women and girls, in recognition of their increased likelihood of experiencing sexual harassment. Within this funding is the provision of education for young people across Herefordshire. The Safer Streets Education Programme is a collaboration between Purple Leaf Education and West Mercia’s Woman’s aid. If you need to talk to anyone please visit the school websites Wellbeing page for support or contact one of the agencies discussed in the sessions

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LOCAL SUPPORT

Kooth is an anonymous, confidential, safe, online wellbeing service offering counselling, information and forums available for young people in Herefordshire.

The service is available every day of the year during the following times:

Between 12 noon to 10pm (Monday to Friday) or
Between 6pm to 12 midnight (Saturday and Sunday)

Young people can log on to kooth.com on their smartphone, laptop or tablet. Kooth frequently asked questions  VIEW HERE

Strong Young Minds -01432 269245 or e-mail symproject@thecldtrust.org

www.thesymproject.org

Hereford Foodbank-01432 352674

West Mercia Women’s Aid

http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/  If you are worried or frightened by your partner or ex-partner, a family member or someone close to you 24hr helpline 0800783159If you are worried or frightened by your partner or ex-partner, a family member or someone close to you, please ring our Helpline for support, advice and information about your options

https://www.wmrsasc.org.uk/   WMRSASC is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional.

Turning Point offers information, advice and support for people with drug and alcohol issues every weekday, and on alternative Saturdays. There is a young people’s service for those aged 11+. Our recovery-focused service has bases in Hereford as well as outreach via partner organisations. We aim to support people to overcome their issues and develop the skills necessary to go on to live a fulfilling life in recovery. We also support the families of people with substance misuse issues.01432 802 487

https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk

HOPE support services. Hope is a registered UK charity that since 2009 has been supporting young people aged 11 to 25 when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer, Covid-19 or other disease.  https://hopesupport.org.uk

WISH: Wellbeing information and Signposting for Herefordshire https://www.wisherefordshire.org/

The Childrens society Climb, partnered with the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, is a unique programme providing positive activities to young people who may otherwise be drawn into criminal activity. https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/climb

Online Parenting Support with Herefordshire Council

 Most parents would agree that parenting can be hard at times but many do not have the time to go to a parenting course. With this online training, you can do it in your own time and at your own pace.

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/family-support/parent/4?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Orlo#

THE MIX – www.themix.org.uk

YOUNG MINDS– www.youngminds.org.uk

ANXIETY UK-support@anxietyuk.org.uk

HEALTH for TEENS  www.healthforteens.co.uk

MIND MIND-info@mind.org.uk

NSPCC  www.nspcc.org.uk

CHILDLINE 0800111   www.childline.org.uk

PAPYRUS www.papyrus-uk.org/

TALK TO FRANK www.talktofrank.com/

BEAT www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

FEARLESS COUNTY LINES www.fearless.org/

EVERY MIND MATTERS www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters

APPS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL

CALM (https://www.calm.com/breathe)

HEADSPACE (https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app)

FLORA (https://flora.appfinca.com/)

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG CARERS

The BBC estimates that there are about 700,000 young carers in the UK

You’re a young carer if you’re under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.

If you’re a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister.

You may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around.

You may also give a lot of physical help to a brother or sister who’s disabled or ill.

Along with doing things to help your brother or sister, you may be giving them and your parents emotional support, too.

It can be hard work being a young carer. Sometimes other children don’t understand your responsibilities and you have less free time than others.

Many young carers cope well with caring, especially if you have support from other family members and it’s important to look after yourself. You have the right to be looked after too and there are lots

of places and people you can go to get help.

There is support for you if you think you are a young carer and would like to talk to someone.  You can speak to a member of staff at school and they will arrange for Mrs Hart or Mrs Shilcock to talk to you. If you would like to talk to someone about being a young carer at the moment you could email one of your teachers and they will pass it on to Mrs Hart.

In Herefordshire you can also follow the link below to access young carers support workers

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200147/social_care_and_support/416/carers/2

You can find information using theses links too

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/help-for-young-carers/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/young-carers/

The most important thing is to know that you aren’t alone and that you can talk to someone.

TOP TIPS FOR POSITIVE MENTAL WELLBEING

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    • Talk about the way you feel and build healthy relationships with people.If you are having a tricky time, talking about how you feel with someone you trust can often help. Spending time around positive and supportive people, means you are more likely to have a better self-image, be more confident and feel able to face difficult times.
    • Sleep well. Poor sleep can impact your mental wellbeing. Negative feelings are likely to be exaggerated and you might find you are more irritable and less confident. Teenagers need more sleep than adults – 9.5 hours a night is ideal!
    • Eat well. Eating healthily has a positive impact on your physical and mental health. Eating healthily and regularly as well as drinking plenty of water can help you to feel more healthy and happy.
    • Physical activity. Physical activity is good for mental wellbeing, particularly if you exercise outdoors. Being active can help reduce low mood and anxiety and boost your self-confidence. It also releases endorphins – ‘feel-good’ hormones that can help improve your mood.
    • Do something you enjoy. Doing something you enjoy can improve your confidence and help you stay well. Make time to do things you like away from technology, whether it’s seeing your friends, drawing, crafting or playing sport.
    • Identify mood triggers. Keeping a mood diary for a week can help you work out what affects your mental wellbeing and notice changes in your mood that would be difficult to spot otherwise. For example, you may realise that being on social media for a long period of time or eating certain foods has an effect on your mood.
    • Look after yourself during difficult times. Everyone has times when they face challenging situations. If you are experiencing a difficult time, or are unwell, it’s important to look after yourself. Try to get enough sleep and eat regularly. If you are finding it difficult to cope on your own, don’t be afraid to ask someone you trust for help.
    • Learn to accept yourself. One of the most important steps in staying mentally healthy is to learn to accept yourself. If you value yourself, you are more likely to have positive relationships with other people and find it easier to cope with difficult times in your life.
    • Relax! It’s important to make time to relax, even if you don’t feel under stress. This may mean spending time listening to music or walking the dog. Learning a relaxation technique, such as breathing exercises, yoga or mindfulness, can also help you relax and reduce stress levels.
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