Information for students and the King's community to support mental health and wellbeing.

 

Please click here for Brighton and Hove City Council's online referral form for vulnerable residents. Types of help available include: Finding help with grocery shopping and collecting prescriptions; Emergency foodbank referrals; and support for those feeling lonely in self-isolation. 

 

Please click here for an update from local domestic abuse and sexual abuse support services. 

 

Safety and well-being resources for parents and carers

 

 

Resources for parents and carers 

As we navigate our way through a second lockdown, we recognise that the mental health and wellbeing of your child may be impacted.  We also recognise that the amount of time young people spend online may well increase.  The safeguarding of our young people in the digital world is extremely important as more of our interaction moves to this platform, and can impact negatively on wellbeing and mental health.  We would like to support you, as parents, to feel confident in being able to identify anything that may raise concerns and support your child in negotiating their way through the digital world. 

 

There are three key areas that are crucial to online safety:

  • Students understanding how to keep themselves safe online
  • An understanding of how to raise or pass on concerns
  • An understanding from adults of early warning signs, and where to seek information

All of our students are undertaking a lesson in online safety in their PSHE lessons this week to support them in keeping themselves safe online, and we will continue to deliver education on how students can protect themselves online. Should they need additional support, you, or they, can contact our pastoral team via email (pastoral@kingsschoolhove.org.uk) and we will be in touch.  Students are also aware that they can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or on their website www.childline.org.uk  

 

Below are some resources that parents/carers may find helpful in supporting their child staying safe online. 

 

General Advice and Guidance

Internet Matters is an excellent site for general advice for parents and young people: https://www.internetmatters.org/

 

CEOP is a site where anyone can report online sexual abuse: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Support with anxiety and disruption

Click here for our guide on helping students manage unsettling times such as school closures. 

Use the links below for guidance on supporting your child with anxiety:

 

Talking about Covid-19

Click here for NHS guidance on handling conversations around Covid-19.

Click here for advice from SafetyNet on talking about Covid-19, safeguarding and supporting your child's learning at home. 

Click here for 'top tips' for parents and carers during lockdown. 

 

Safety
Click here for general resources to help keep your child safe online.  

Click here for specific information on online sexual abuse. 

 

External support services

Please click here to view a list of possible services you may find helpful, including organisation who can support or offer advice relating to food, health and money. 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety and well-being resources for young people 

 

Student voice and support form
Students at King's can use the link below to access our confidential online form to raise concerns, ask advice or give suggestions to the student council. 

Please click here to be redirected to the form. 

 

Resources for students 

Return to school resources

Safetynet have produced a Zine which talks about managing your return to school in September. Click here to download a copy. 

Is there someone I can talk to?  I’m feeling a little worried.

Yes there is.  If you would like to have an email conversation with someone in the school’s pastoral team (this would include Mrs Gamon, Ms Findon, Mr Walker, Ms Lowney or Mrs Price) you should use your school email address (wherever possible) and send an email to pastoral@kingsschoolhove.org.uk

Your email will be read and we’ll aim to reply within 2 working days, although it may be longer if staff are not available. Please be assured that we will, however, reply as soon as we are able. 

You might also want to use one of these services:

https://www.samaritans.org/

http://www.beem.org.uk/Pages/Download/6f8f17cf-9bb4-4265-9aa6-dfed3b0570fd

 

What should I do if I’m worried about my immediate safety, or the immediate safety of someone else?

If you are concerned that you, or someone you know, is not safe, please email DSL@kingsschoolhove.org.uk You will receive an email reply. 

If it is a young person whose safety is a concern, the following services could be helpful:

Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/

Front Door for Families: https://tinyurl.com/y4nfgxp6

 

 

 

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