Mental Health & Wellbeing

We care about the Mental Health & Wellbeing of our all 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.
Your Mental Health Champions are Mr Moore and Mr Dunning 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.
Mental Health 
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
HarmLESS offers resources for those in contact with a young person that struggles with self-harm
Anxiety, Mood and Depression
Clear Fear is an app to help manage, track, understand and reduce anxiety.
Catch It is an NHS app to help manage and understand feelings of anxiety and depression
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 
Eating Disorders
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
Mindful has some great activities and guided meditation to help you to build self-esteem and 
manage stress 
The Tapping Solution app for Tapping mediations to release stress and anxiety, improve sleep
and reduce negative emotion
General Help
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
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