Useful links

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org.uk call free any time, from any phone on 116 123. The Samaritans is a national organisation which offers 24 hour telephone and face to face emotional support to people in distress. Their website offers useful information about a range of mental health issues.

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk Young Minds promotes good mental health for young people. The website has a wealth of information about different mental health issues which affect young people, including a range of information and leaflets which can be downloaded.

E-Safety: Staying safe online is very important. See the SMART poster for some advice on this: SMART poster

Depression: Ups and downs are a normal part of life for all of us, but for someone who is suffering from depression these ups and downs may be more extreme. Feelings of failure, hopelessness, numbness or sadness may invade their day-to-day life over an extended period of weeks or months, and have a significant impact on their behaviour and ability and motivation to engage in day-to-day activities.

Depression Alliance: www.depressionalliance.org/information/what-depression

Self harm: Self-harm describes any behaviour where a young person causes harm to themselves in order to cope with thoughts, feelings or experiences they are not able to manage in any other way. It most frequently takes the form of cutting, burning or non-lethal overdoses in adolescents, while younger children and young people with special needs are more likely to pick or scratch at wounds, pull out their hair or bang or bruise themselves.

Self Injury: www.selfinjury.org.uk Online user led organisation to raise awareness of self injury and to support young people who self injure (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).

A self harm networkwww.nshn.co.uk A self harm network offering online support and information for people who self harm (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).

Drugs and Alcohol: Talk to frank: www.talktofrank.com National drugs helpline for advice, information and support about drugs, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Drug and Alcohol Help Guide: https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/article/44/student-addiction-treatment-guide Guide for Students and someone to chat to online.

Hillingdon Carers http://www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk Hillingdon Carers is committed to making every carer contact count. They provide advice, information support and a broad range of services that help carers with their caring roles. There is a support service for young carers, and for carers of people with mental health issues. Telephone 01895 811206.

Healthwatch Hillingdonhttp://healthwatchhillingdon.org.uk Health watch Hillingdon, is a health and social care watchdog run by and for local people. It is independent of the NHS and the local Council. Health watch is able to provide information about local health and social care services, and to receive and respond to complaints. The Health watch office is at 25 Market Square, The Pavilions, Uxbridge. Telephone 01895 272997.

Mental Health Crisis or Emergency? Call the CNWL Single Point of Access CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) is the major mental health service for Hillingdon. Their Single Point of Access in emergencies is 0800 0234 650.

Mind: http://www.hillingdonmind.org.uk/ Mind is a national organisation that promotes mental health issues and offers a range of internet based support, along with links to local support services. Hillingdon Mind provides a range of group based and 1:1 support services for adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties.

Royal College of Psychiatristswww.rcpsych.ac.uk Royal College of Psychiatrists website has information pages to view online and 36 fact sheets available, covering issues around growing up, parental mental illness and mental health difficulties within adolescence. This includes Mind Ed, which is a free e-learning resource to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues.

Bullying: Kid Scapewww.kidscape.org.uk Helpline for parents who are worried about their children being bullied.

If you require additional support or information, please contact the school and we will be happy to help

 

Thank you, and God bless you for all the work you have done with my son. It feels like I have my son back.

 

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