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 email@example.com if you have any comments about this site. Let us know if there is anything else you would like us to share.
Resources for mental health and wellbeing
Staying safe on Facebook and some of the myriad safety settings you need to keep in place to ensure privacy:
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.
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
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
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
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
SUICIDE & PSYCHOSIS
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.
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
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
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.
GUN CRIME INFORMATION
Useful information for children and young people about knife crime and what they can do if they are involved.
COPING WITH EXAMS AND REVISION
DEALING WITH BEREAVEMENT
EASY READ INFORMATION – For people with Learning Disabilities and/or autism about personal safety
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.