Information, help and support for parents:
Keeping communication open & fluid with parents/carers is the key to success. As part of our Whole School Approach, it is essential that we continue to engage with parents & the local community. We want to empower our community to voice their ideas & opinions. Such engagement has been shown to improve not only a child's wellbeing but also their academic success
School Health Service Website is dedicated to children and young people's health in East Sussex www.eastsussexchildren.nhs.uk
With everything in one place, you will find details about School Health services plus information about health topics from emotional and physical health and wellbeing to speech and language therapy, equipment for physical disabilities and training and support for East Sussex healthy schools.The dedicated areas for children and young people, parents and carers and schools and professionals, mean there really is something for everyone.
www.openforparents.org.uk parenting advice line Thursdays 11 - 1pm
www.educare.co.uk/edusafe-pc EduSafe® is a bank of free online resources written by experts that gives key information about important topics, signs to look for and where to go for extra support
www.time-to-change.org.uk/ support with Mental Health
The Young Minds Parents Helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (access live chat Monday - Friday, 3pm - 10pm)
LGBTU community support:
Here at King's Academy Ringmer, we are determined to build an educational environment which is welcoming to all students through our inclusive policies & nurturing practices. Our overall aim is for every student to be fully accepted without exceptions.
For additional information, please see below:
Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation & or gender identity.
Please have a look at some useful resources below:
This is what they say & they also include resources for schools, parents & carers ... :
e-wellbeing is a digital wellbeing service for young people, run by YMCA DownsLink Group. Our aim is for all young people to be able to access the right support and information around their emotional health and wellbeing, in the right place, at a time that is right for them.
This website is for young people who live in Sussex (including Brighton & Hove) but our tips and resources are accessible to everyone.
We understand that accessing support around your mental health can be confusing and complicated sometimes. We’re here to help you understand a bit more about how to be mentally healthy and how to connect to support across Sussex.
And if you'd like to get in touch about anything else, send us email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying Safe Online
https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/ CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. Use this link to start your report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ this is an NSPCC site which helps you to keep your children safe online
https://www.bbc.com/ownit - an app that helps young people make the right choices when online & on social media & it has loads more useful stuff too!
https://swgfl.org.uk/products/whisper/ anon reporting
Report Remove Tool for naked images and videos
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has created the world's first tool to help children and young people get naked images of themselves removed from the internet.
The Report Remove Tool can be accessed through the Childline website. IWF analysts will then review the content and create a unique digital fingerprint known as a hash, before sharing it with tech companies to help prevent it from being uploaded and shared.
For more information and to access the Report Remove Tool, go to: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/remove-nude-image-shared-online/
East Sussex School Health Services
Are you ages between 11-19? Or are you a parent/carer of a child or young person aged 5 to 19 years old? You can speak to a school nurse in person on a Tuesday & Thursday between 10am -3pm & 6pm -9pm. Click - https://nhs.vc/east-sussex-school-health or text 07507332473 anytime
School Health Service Website
Dedicated to children and young people's health in East Sussex www.eastsussexchildren.nhs.uk
With everything in one place, you will find details about School Health services plus information about health topics from emotional and physical health and wellbeing to speech and language therapy, equipment for physical disabilities and training and support for East Sussex healthy schools.
The dedicated areas for children and young people, parents and carers and schools and professionals, mean there really is something for everyone
General support with all things related to parenting
https://www.openforparents.org.uk/ parenting advice line Thursdays 11 - 1pm
https://www.educare.co.uk/edusafe-pc EduSafe® is a bank of free online resources written by experts that gives key information about important topics, signs to look for and where to go for extra support.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XQvFSFik9kgfDS_OpTZF1S_UaxxSqsqAEJj4taFAA9E/edit - how to stay calm in a global pandemic
https://5a0fe8f0-a116-4ddf-b9ce-38e9d5b934e5.filesusr.com/ugd/7704f1_2da4d27825014ab1a58ba767158c987a.pdf - Parent's guide to building girls' body confidence
https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/ support with Mental Health
The Young Minds Parents Helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
Information on loss, trauma & bereavement
Dragonflies Bereavement project www.fsncharity.co.uk/projects/dragonflies-bereavement-project
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14GhpNOu156ncPUyI2faTOWIRiIRHqRMG/edit - Vast amount of useful resources from BEAT & other organisations
Counselling & external support for young people
https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/school-health-service-east-sussex/ - A team of health care professionals , who offer support to children, young people & families in East Sussex
https://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/ For support re LGBTQ
https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ Suicide Prevention Charity & Hopeline UK Helpline available to all those under 35 experiencing suicidal thoughts
School Nursing Team .. to refer or ask advice call the SHOP - School Health One Point:
Online Referral link: http://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/esshreferral
SHOP Telephone: 0300 123 4062
SHOP Email: kchft.SH-Esschoolhealthservice@nhs.net
https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/irock i-Rock can offer advice and support on emotional and mental wellbeing, jobs, education and housing for 14 - 25yr olds
https://youngminds.org.uk/ Crisis Messenger App Free Text Support for Young people & website for parents
https://www.escis.org.uk/family-information/listen-hear/ Support for families and young people (primarily in the Wealden area).In school support services for young people. Access to counsellors at reduced/subsidised rates.
https://www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/East-Sussex-Young-Carers - information on young carers
Domestic & Sexual Abuse
https://www.capauk.org/ Child to Parent Abuse support service offer free 20 min consultation sessions
https://uksaysnomore.org/ end domestic abuse & sexual violence
Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence.
Support for children: https://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/children/
Protecting my children: https://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/protecting-my-children/
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (access live chat Monday - Friday, 3pm - 10pm)
Hideout (Women's Aid)
A web resource for children themselves. Women’s Aid have created this space to help children understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action.
Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was created by Pat Craven and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence. The programme provides information, not therapy.
Bright Sky app
Bright Sky is a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else. The app can be downloaded for free via the app stores.
Launched in partnership with Vodafone, the app includes questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, and a section on dispelling myths around domestic and sexual abuse.
The website is focused on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse, advice on how to support someone you have concerns for, and ways to find help.
Download for android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newtonmobile.hestia&hl=en_GB&gl=US
Download for iOs: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bright-sky/id1105880511
Supporting your child with domestic violence (Young Minds)
Protective Behaviours (Safety Net)
Protective Behaviours is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened; and explores practical ways to keep safe.
Sussex Against Bullying is a voluntary organisation providing a range of different support services for children & young people who have been and who are being affected by bullying.
Email Mentoring Support
A Holiday Club
Parent Support and information sessions
To find out more, please visit our website: www.sussexab.org.uk or email email@example.com ,for a child/young person to access support a referral can be done via the website or email
https://teensleephub.org.uk/ - live chat every Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm. Open for teenagers & families to talk to sleep practitioners about sleep issues
https://www.kooth.com/ an online Mental Wellbeing Community app for young people
Sussex Bereaved by Suicide Service – Pan Sussex service for all ages
Cruse offers a triage service to adults and children in Sussex, who have been bereaved by suicide or possible suicide - please call us on 07376 616628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within two working days.
School specific support after suicide:
Samaritans - Step by Step https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/schools/step-step/
Papyrus – Save the Class https://www.papyrus-uk.org/save-the-class/
Papyrus - https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
E-wellbeing (YMCA) - https://e-wellbeing.co.uk/ - is an NHS approved digital wellbeing service, and it provides advice, support and a clear pathway to local services in Sussex for any person in need of mental health support
Winston’s Wish – https://www.winstonswish.org/ service can be accessed via the bereavement service above, useful information on website.
Allsorts - https://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/ We support & empower children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender
Other sources of support
E wellbeing http://www.e-wellbeingadults.co.uk/ - is an NHS approved digital wellbeing service, and it provides advice, support and a clear pathway to local services in Sussex for any person in need of mental health support
Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/
Mind Out - https://mindout.org.uk/ We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern
Warning Signs Campaign - https://www.preventingsuicideinsussex.org which links to:
Sussex Mental Health Helpline - 0800 0309 500 The Sussex Mental Healthline is a 24/7 telephone service offering listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone experiencing difficulties with their mental health.
Pathfinder - https://www.pathfinderwestsussex.org.uk/ advice, information and services to support your mental health and wellbeing or supporting someone else.
Help is at Hand - https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/resource/help-is-at-hand/ A resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them