Mental Health & Wellbeing
We care about the Mental Health & Wellbeing of all our students and want to make sure you know where to turn to when needed.
There are many resources and apps available for support and advice. More importantly though, Sewell Park Academy staff are here for you. We have a school counsellor, Shelley is in school 3 days a week and referrals are made through our pastoral care team. We also have MAP counsellors and Youth Workers in school 2 days a week. Referrals to Map are self referrals by students themselves. Students can make their referral by posting a card in any of the red MAP post boxes around the school.
Your Mental Health Champion is Mr Moore but you can ask any member of staff for help and they'll point you in the right direction.
We've put together this list of organisations, categorised into - Mental Health, Self Harm, Anxiety, Mood and Depression, Suicide, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness and Meditation, General Help. You can click on the logo icon or the organisation name to take you directly to their website for more information.
For Me is an app run by Childline for young people up to the age of 19, with 1-2-1 chats are available
MeeToo free app is a safe space where young people can talk about anything difficult
Kooth and Shout are free and confidential online mental health and wellbeing communities
NHS Wellbeing Service has lots of helpful guides and resources as well as webchat
Young Minds offers Mental Health support for young people when they need it, no matter what
Calm Harm is an app designed to manage self-harm urges using distraction and grounding techniques
Anxiety, Mood and Depression
Clear Fear is an app to help manage, track, understand and reduce anxiety.
Blurt it Out free resources and help for those affected by depression
Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource full of information and tools to help users stay
safe in a crisis. The app includes a safety plan, reasons for living and a 'life box'
Papyrus offers support and advice on the prevention of young people suicide, with an out of hours helpline available
Beat is there to help if you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder
Mindfulness and Meditation
Chill Panda is a story based game app teaching breathing and relaxation techniques to manage stress and worry
Live Happy is an app focussing on the importance of happiness
Smiling Mind is a mindfulness app to help bring balance to your life with daily meditation exercises
The Tapping Solution app for Tapping mediations to release stress and anxiety, improve sleep
and reduce negative emotion
Childline is dedicated to ending child abuse and cruelty. They have a free and confidential service
where you can talk to trained counsellors about anything, big or small - call 0800 1111
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection. You can make a report if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online.
NSPCC helping children overcome abuse and neglect and protecting those at risk. With a new helpline
for children and young people experiencing abuse in school - call 0800 136 663
Refuge supporting women and children escaping domestic abuse and violence. Free 24/7 helpline -
call 0808 2000 247
Samaritans for free confidential and emotional support for anyone experiencing feelings of distress
and despair, available 24/7 - call 116 123 24
Shout 24/7 confidential text service for anyone struggling to cope. Text 85258 free from all major UK mobile networks