Mental Health is on the rise across the nation and no more so than with secondary school students. At Glyn school we provide support through ELSA, Thrive and counselling, as well as the support which can be gained through the Pastoral Team. If you or your friend is having problems and do not know what to do, make a SHARP report, or alternatively, go and speak with your Form tutor, and they will be able to point you in the right direction for support. Having a mental health illness is ok, and it is not unusual, doing something about it to help yourself is the important part.
If you are not in a place to ask for help yet in school please check out a few of the organisations below who are ready to support you through this.
ChildLine can offer support in a number of different areas, and also have people avaliable to talk to. Please use the phone number below or press on the logo to access their website.
'Kooth' is a provider that has counsellors at the other end of the line. There are various chat groups which are monitored and completely anonymous. You can go on and meet people your own age going through something similar to what you are. This could be a great starting point to seeking out the support you need to get better.
Self-harm and Suicide (Papyrus)
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss of her son to suicide.
The organisation have recently published a guide for parents created by those who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health. Whilst the booklet it aimed at parents, I'm sure staff would find the support it gives useful too.
The HOPELINK helpline is available to anyone under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and anyone who may be concerned about them. Papyrus' trained suicide prevention advisers are trained to help young people focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support to help forward and stay alive.
As well as supporting young people experiencing thoughts of suicide, they also offer a debriefing service for professionals who have recently had an encounter with suicide & would like to talk it through with a professional.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Weekdays 9am – 10pm
Weekends 2pm – 10pm
Bank Holidays 2pm – 10pm