Sources of Support For Positive Mental Health

Wingfield Guides

Local Services

  • Rotherham Crisis Service - 01709 302670 (24 hours) for those aged 16 plus

  • Rotherham Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - CAMHS Duty team (Monday-Friday) can be contacted on 01709 304808 CAMHS out of hours for emergencies access via A&E Please note the services are shut on public bank holidays but the out of hours service continues to operate.

  • My Mind Matters - Positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people in Rotherham

  • Rotherham Early Help - Triage Service 9 - 5 (not on bank holidays) 01709 334905

Emotional Health & Wellbeing

This unit of work explores self-esteem, different approaches to managing feelings, and mental health. Our aim is to assist young people in the development of emotional resilience.

Social and emotional wellbeing creates the foundations for healthy behaviours and educational attainment. It also helps prevent behavioural problems (including substance misuse) and mental health problems. That’s why it is important to focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Year 11

It is widely acknowledged that young people experience an increasing amount of pressure during their final year in Key Stage 4.  Year 11 is an important year as it during this academic period that young people sit their GCSE examinations.  Wellbeing and mental health can experience a ‘dip’ during this time.  This is a natural occurrence and parents/carers should not be unduly concerned about this.

At Wingfield Academy we strive to ensure that our students receive the information and the support they need to be able to manage the pressures that exist within Year 11.  The Academy works closely with Mental Health professionals from NHS Rotherham to ‘normalise’ the emotions and feelings that some young people experience.  The Academy also employs our own Young Peoples Counsellor to support the additional needs of any students who may benefit from talking therapy.

Year 11 Form Tutors and all members of SLT are on hand to talk to and support all the students within the Academy.  We know our young people very well, they trust us and we care deeply about their wellbeing.

You may find the websites on the right of use when supporting your child / children.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy and speak to your child’s Form Tutor, alternatively speak to Mrs Wootton Ashforth (Assistant Head Teacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead).

Below is a collection of useful links:

  • BBC - Exam Stress - Tips on how to deal with feelings of stress and anxiety which may arise during examination periods

  • BBC - Health & Wellbeing - Offers advice and information on a variety of issues which might be influencing the way you’re feeling.

  • B-Eat - Beating Eating Disorders - helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders

  • Childline - You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in.

  • Epic Friends - This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally

Relationships

In PSHE you will study a unit of work focusing on relationships in each year. This ranges from puberty to relationships and sexual health.

Below is a collection of useful links:

  • Childline - You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in.

  • Childline / NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe - Speak out Stay safe programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

  • FPA - Taking to kids about sex and relationships - Talking to your children about growing up, relationships, sex (and everything else that goes with it) doesn’t have to be difficult.

  • NSPCC - Talking about sex - Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.

  • Stonewall - LGBT - Here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

  • Stop it now! - Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign.

  • This is ABUSE - Violence Free Relationships - Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself.

Risk

In PSHE we cover a variety of topics to educate you on the risks associated with them so that you can make informed choices.

Topics include personal safety and substance misuse. Below are some links to some websites we feel may be of interest to you containing information, support and advice available around substances.

Below are links to some websites we feel may be useful:

  • Alcohol Education Trust - Advice for parents/carers on discussing alcohol with their children.

  • BBC - Drink & Drugs - Helping you get through life- contains information on substance misuse.

  • Call it a night - Rotherham’s main source of advice, information and resources for young people, their parents/carers and professionals on Alcohol and its associated issues.

  • Cold Water Kills - Yorkshire Water - A film that exposes the life threatening risks of swimming in reservoirs has been made to help bring an ends to tragic accidents at Yorkshire’s reservoirs that have occurred in recent years.

  • Childline - You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in.

  • Know Drugs - Provides parents and carers with all of the essential information and advice you need to understand the important issues around young people’s drug use.

  • Talk to Frank - Know what’s what; the glossary of drugs has all the info and the slang.

  • Think U Know - The parent’s guide to the internet.

e-Safety

In school we aim to raise awareness linked to e-safety so that students:

  • Can make their own informed decisions based on accurate information
  • Are aware of responsibilities linked to their actions when using various forms technology e.g. internet; chat rooms; text; e-mail
  • Know how to report suspicious behaviour on the internet
  • Know where they can go for support, help and advice, in addition to that offered at home and school.

Below are links to some websites we feel may be useful:

  • Anxiety UK - Worried that everyone is coping better with exams than you? Don't be. Anxiety UK help you to combat stress during the examination period.

  • CBBC - Stay Safe - Your ultimate internet survival guide. Here are the tips and tricks you'll need to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.

  • CEOP - Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

  • Childline - You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in.

  • Childline - Exam Stress - Useful tips for coping with stress around the examination period.

  • Childnet - In the Childnet Hub you’ll find top tips, competitions, blogs and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.

  • Cyberbullying - Advice for Parents (pdf)

  • NHS - Coping With Exam Stress - Looking out for the early signs of stress and how it can be combatted.

  • NSPCC - We're the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.

  • NSPCC - Share Aware - Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.

  • Stop it now! - Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign.

  • Think U Know - The parent’s guide to the internet.

  • Virtual Global Taskforce - made up of police forces from around the world working together to fight online child abuse. Children and families can report their concerns with websites, chat rooms, pop ups etc. It also gives advice for safe internet use.

  • Who Is Hosting This - Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

  • Young Minds - Committed to helping students and parents with any problems which may be encountered at school.