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Students and Parents - Advice for Young People

This section of our website has been designed to help student and parents understand how to remain safe and understand how to keep well in all aspects of life.  There are lots of challenges facing young people today from cyber-bullying, family breakdown, to stress and anxiety issues over exams, friendship issues and pressure to look and behave in a certain way.

At King's Academy Binfield and King's Academy Oakwood, we aim to share with you useful information and links to helpful information, so that you can make the right decisions about staying safe and keeping well.

Have a look at the information provided and if you need support, remember there are lots of people both inside and outside of school who can help.

Contact Mrs Spooner our child and family support advisor if you have any concerns or worries you wish to discuss: kerry.spooner@kingsacademies.uk

CORONAVIRUS

Resources for mental health and wellbeing:

Coronavirus Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Grief and Loss

ONLINE SAFETY

Child Internet Safety Spring 2015

Report Abuse – CEOP

NSPCC – Preventing abuse

Childnet Top tips and Internet Safety Advice

Countless threats online 

CEOP Resources on Nude Selfies. These are new resources for parents to support you in having conversations with their children about the sharing of pictures online.

Film One: Understanding Why

Film Two: Talking to your child

Film Three: When should I be worried?

Film Four: How to get help

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Kooth - https://www.kooth.com/ Online counselling

Young Minds – www.youngminds.org.uk

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

The Little Blue Book of Sunshine – www.bracknellandascotccg.nhs.uk

A free resource for all year 9- 13 pupils to help them cope with stress, emotional health and mental health issues

Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families

Supporting friends with their mental health

Youth Wellbeing Directory

Jargon Buster

Self-Care

Receiving Support

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Charlie Walker Memorial Trust – www.cwmt.org.uk

Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it

Depression Alliance – www.depressionalliance.org

Depression Alliance provides information and support to people with depression and their carers, also details of local self help groups. Tel: 0845 123 2320

Mind – www.mind.org.uk

National mental health charity, which offers an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression. It also lists details of local Mind Association. Info line: 0300 123 3393

The British Psychological Society – www.bps.org.uk

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapist – www.babcp.com

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – www.bacp.co.uk

Music – Using music as a coping strategy for mental health

SELF-HARM AND EATING DISORDERS

Understanding Self Harm This booklet is for anyone who self-harms, and their friends and family. It explains what self-harm is, the reasons for it and how to go about making changes.

No Harm Done Short film on self-harm

7 Guidelines for supporting a loved one with an eating disorder

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

Childline – divorce and separation – There are lots of reasons people can separate or get a divorce. But if it happens, it’s not your fault. And we’ve got advice to help cope.

Dealing with Divorce – If your parents are divorcing, you may experience many feelings.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Adolescent Volcanoes: Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

Thera-Build® with LEGO®: A Playful Therapeutic Approach for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children

Hope with eating disorders

Teenagers translated: A Parent’s Survival Guide 

VIOLENT CRIME INFORMATION

Childline – Gun and knife crime

Useful information for children and young people about knife crime and what they can do if they are involved.

LGBT+

www.rucomingout.com/

www.brook.org.uk/

www.switchboard.lgbt/

www.akt.org.uk/

www.genderedintelligence.co.uk/

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

www.beyondthebinary.co.uk/

www.mygenderation.com/

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

www.barnardos.org.uk/Spot the signs

ANTI-BULLYING

Anti-bullying Alliance

Bullying Advice

Laws about Online Behaviour

DEALING WITH BEREAVEMENT

https://www.winstonswish.org

https://help2makesense.org

https://www.daisysdream.org.uk/‚Äč

https://www.tcf.org.uk 

https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Teen Grief

EASY READ INFORMATION – FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND/OR AUTISM ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY

Let’s keep Safe! 

The protection of children and young people with autism from violence and abuse