Mental Health and Well Being Resources
Statement of Intent
At Copley Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued. This is based around our GREAT Expectations values.
At our Academy we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
Now more than ever mental wellbeing is important as our students return to school, and activities in learning time will help support our students with this transition. We also recommend the following website to help with these steps- https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/school/
Please see the attachment below for the complete statement of intent.
SUPPORT DURING ISOLATION AND DISTANT LEARNING.
Remember during this period that you are not alone and there is always someone to talk to so please remember to reach out and use the information below as a self-help starting point to bring about more positive feelings.
Useful Self-Help and Well Being Activities and Guidance
Interested in mental well-being and health?
Worth-it are very excited to announce a partnership with Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council throughout 2020 and 2021. Building on the LISTENing in Tameside co-production framework, the collaboration will support the co-production of a child and young person community emotional and mental wellbeing offer.
They are looking for young people from Tameside and Glossop to get involved in this exciting and important project. By getting involved, they will make a real difference in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people in their own community. If you are interested -https://www.worthit.org.uk/blog/listening-and-designing-emotional-and-mental-wellbeing-support-for-children-and-young-people-in-tameside-and-glossop/ and look at the attached poster (Click HERE for the poster).
Another, but more national project that you might want to become involved with is Young Champion. If you are-
- Aged 14 - 25
- Based in UK
- Have experience of mental health, directly or indirectly
- Able to give 4 hours a month volunteering
- To be passionate in creating positive change in mental health research, support and education.
Please use the following link to find out more-
Useful Websites and Apps
Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol
National Drugs Helpline- 0800 776600
Smoke Free NHS
https://thecureproject.co.uk/ (Greater Manchester)
Butterfly Project (girls)
Phoenix Project (boys) 0800 9888376
In times of crisis
Childline 0800 1111
Samaritans 116 123
Hub of Hope
National mental health database- will find all local services relating to mental health
The Anthony Seddon Centre- https://tasfund.org.uk/
An organisation set up by a Tameside family to support people with mental health issues in the local area.
Apps and Websites
The most well know are
The Place to Be- https://www.place2be.org.uk/
A charity that specialises in supporting children and their families with their mental health needs through a range of different services.
Our students also might find helpful
An app to help young people develop mindfulness and relaxation skills.
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. Lists symptoms of anxiety. Offers strategies to manage worry, panic, conflict, ordinary anxiety, and three specialised categories of anxiety: test anxiety, social anxiety, and perfectionism. Also contains relaxation exercises.
A website/app which lets you track moods and sleep patterns helping to manage depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
MoodGYM is a free, fun, interactive program to help young people with low mood. Based on cognitive behaviour and interpersonal therapy, it consists of five modules, which help you to explore:
– Why you feel the way you do
– Changing the way you think
– Knowing what makes you upset
– Assertiveness and interpersonal skills training
Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.
Rise Up + Recover
Rise Up + Recover is just the app for you if you are struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image. Based off self-monitoring homework, a cornerstone of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), it is a simple and convenient app that has been used millions of time around the world.
SmilingMind is modern meditation for young people from 7 years up. It is a free web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. Smiling Mind was created in Australia and is aimed at helping young people de-stress and stay calm. There are tailored programmes for different age groups.
SuperBetter is a free web and app based programme created by game designers. Playing SuperBetter helps build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health – by boosting physical and emotional well-being. SuperBetter is for young people over the age of 13 who want to feel happier, healthier, and more able to reach their goals.