SUPPORT

Students are encouraged to contact their teachers/ form tutors and/ or our learning support assistants via their Walker email addresses if you require extra support whilst the Academy is closed.

There are lots of support charities/agencies available to you if you require specific help, some are identified below. Click on the logos to be linked to their sites.

We also have a selection of wellbeing/mindfullness resource packs that you/your child may find useful during this challenging time.

ChildLine is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night.

You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.


Spot the signs - Barnardo’s has published the set of advice leaflets, available to download for parents, professionals and young people across the UK.

Sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people every year. We can all play an important role in reducing that number, helping to cut children free from this abuse.



Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.


Thinkuknow.co.uk is a website designed to raise awareness of the dangers of the Internet.


Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK including. We offer help and support for disabled children, young people, children in care and family support.

The Childhood Bereavement Network is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. We believe that all children have the right to information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.

Health Helplines

The NHS have suggested a number of organisations to support your health through this time:

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups below can offer expert advice.

There are also useful links to other concerns you may have on the NHS website. Click HERE to visit their site.

Mental Health:

Anxiety UK - Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

        • Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)

Bipolar UK - A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

CALM - CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

        • Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Mental Health Foundation - Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Mind - Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

        • Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

No Panic - Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

        • Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

OCD Action - Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

        • Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge.

OCD UK - A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

        • Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

PAPYRUS - Young suicide prevention society.

        • Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Rethink Mental Illness - Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

        • Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

        • Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

SANE - Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

YoungMinds - Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

        • Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence):

NSPCC - Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

        • Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

        • Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Refuge - Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

        • Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Rape Crisis -

        • To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Victim Support -

        • Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Bereavement:

Cruse Bereavement Care

        • Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Eating disorders:

Beat

        • Adults phone: 0808 801 0677

        • Under 18s phone: 0808 801 0711

Learning disabilities:

Mencap - Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

        • Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Parenting:

Family Lives - Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

        • Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

Relationships:

Relate - The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

Wellbeing Resources

For Students:

If any of our students are finding this time difficult, please email Mrs Hart (lauren.hart@walker.academy).

Below are some wellbeing resources our students might find helpful:

Home pack for older students

Home pack for younger students

Box breathing technique - Also known as square breathing, is helpful when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or suffering from insomnia.

Mindfullness for Beginngers - By Pearsons

Looking after your feelings and your body - Public Health England, easy read guide.

CAMHS Resources - A site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

For Parents:

Mindfullness for Beginngers - By Pearsons

Free webinar for parents to support children with anxiety - Wednesday 1st April, 19:30.

Box breathing technique - Also known as square breathing, is helpful when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or suffering from insomnia.

Looking after your feelings and your body - Public Health England, easy read guide.

CAMHS Resources - A site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

Coronavirus - A Book for Children

Publishers Nosy Crow have produced a free online children's book to help explain to what Coronavirus/Covid-19 is and why life is different for all at the moment.

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom), the free online story has been written in consultation with a professor from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

This story can be read HERE.