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Mental Health Awareness

Wellacre would like to share support information for the emotional health and mental wellbeing of our students.  In this section, please find advice, as well as sources of support both in Trafford and nationally.  

For Young People:

*  Try to talk about what is happening. Often families welcome a chance to talk openly about concerns.   

*   If it’s hard to put into words, work out with family a way to let them know if you are really struggling.   

*   If there is something going on at home or somewhere else that you are worried about, tell a teacher, trusted adult or a friend.   

*   Try to spend less time alone. Spend time with your friends and family.   

*   Plan things to look forward to, even small things.   

*   Think about ways to care for yourself or things that make you feel good. Everyone is different, for some it’s relaxation, for others it can help to help others.

For Parents and Carers:

*  If you are worried your child may self-harm it is important to keep the environment as safe as possible. Keep all medication or sharp objects in a safe and secure place.     

*  Try to speak about what has happened. If you are feeling very angry or upset about what your child has done or said, try to deal with these feelings away from your child with friends, partner or other parent.    

*  When talking to your child, try to stay away from expressing blame. Instead it is important to let them know how concerned you are for them and that you are there for them if they are struggling.    

*  Be extra vigilant about where your child is and what they might be doing.

Sources of Support:

*  Talk to a member of staff

*  Visit the School Nurse

*  Attend the 42nd Street Drop in service

*  Talk to your GP who can provide further advice & support

*  Call Young Minds 08088025544

*  Log onto Kooth.com (online counselling)

*  Call Childline 0800 1111

*  Call Samaritans 116 123

If you/your parents cannot keep yourself safe, or you have harmed yourself you need to attend A&E or contact the emergency services.

Support Services in Trafford

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http://42ndstreet.org.uk/