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Keeping Well, Staying Safe

Advice for young people

This section of the school website has been designed to help you to stay safe and keep well.  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 Ranelagh School, 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 Miss Helen Starr, AHT Student Support and Guidance at hstarr@ranelagh.bonitas.org.uk if you have any comments about this site.  Let us know if there is anything else you would like us to share.

Student Resources

Resources for mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Grief and Loss

Inclusion using the Low Arousal Approach – Pooky talks to Gareth Morewood


Staying safe on Facebook and some of the myriad safety settings you need to keep in place to ensure privacy:

Protect yourself on Facebook

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


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


Receiving Support


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

Short Film  Box breathing technique

Simple strategy to calm anxiety

Short Film – 3 Good Things

Taking a moment to note your gratitude each day

Short Film  The importance of good sleep

Establishing good sleep hygiene

Short Film  Anxiety: How a buddy can help

Role that a buddy or ally can play in helping you challenge yourself – especially in difficult or new social situations

Short Film  5 Things

5 things that are helpful to know if your friend is depressed

Short Film  Anxiety -6 strategies

Strategies that you can use to make life more manageable

Short Film  Anxiety -Common myths

3 common myths & misconceptions about Anxiety

Short Film  Self-Soothe Boxes

The concept of self-soothe boxes

Short Film  Mood Journalling

The concept of self-soothe boxes


Bipolar UK  www.bipolaruk.org.uk

This organisation provides support and advice for people with manic depression, their families and carers. Tel: 0207 931 6480 or 0333 323 3880

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre  www.eppic.org.au

Website for people with first episode psychosis with comprehensive downloadable information sheets for young people and families.

Voice Collective  www.voicecollective.co.uk

Peer support for young people to hear, see & sense things that others don’t.

ReThink – www.rethink.org

They provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.


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.

Self-Harm Question: ‘Does the urge to self-harm ever go away?’

Eating Disorders: 10 warning signs you should look out for

Eating Disorders: are they different in adults? How? What does this mean for recovery?

No Harm Done Short film on self-harm

7 Guidelines for supporting a loved one with an eating disorder

Short Film  Self-Harm

“I was clean for 12 months, then I self-harmed..” what do I do next?

Short Film  Treating anorexia

Why is weight restoration so important when treating anorexia?

Short Film  Eating Disorders

3 common myths & misconceptions

Short Film  Stopping self-harming

This video is aimed at anyone who is currently struggling with self-harm and is keen to find healthier ways to manage


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.


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 


Childline – Gun and knife crime

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







www.tes.com/Revision Skills

www.tes.com/Exam Support









www.barnardos.org.uk/Spot the signs


Anti-bullying Alliance

Bullying Advice

The Annual Bullying Survey 2017

Laws about Online Behaviour







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


If you have any issues or concerns you would like to discuss in confidence, please use the Confide button on your computer desktop at school and select the member of staff you would like to talk to.  Remember, we cannot guarantee confidentiality as sometimes we need to pass on information to relevant people, but we will keep you informed of all decisions and we will discuss the best course of action with you, so you are on board with the plan of action to support you.