Pastoral Care, Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Pastoral Care, Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Mr Hamilton communication

Pastoral Care, Safeguarding and Well-Being information for pupils and parent-carers 16th October 2020.pdf

CGS Safeguarding During School Closure.pdf

Pastoral Care and Pupil Well Being – Support for Pupils Parents-Carers Information.pdf

Independent School Counselling Service Information – letter from Mr Hamilton

Familyworks Independent School Counselling Service

Independent School Counselling Service Information – letter from Familyworks Director

Pastoral Care and Pupil Well Being – Independent School Counselling Service Information.pdf 

https://familyworksni.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/familyworkscounselling/

The mental health and wellbeing of our young people during the coronavirus outbreak remains paramount. You can still refer for counselling through a Pastoral Leader or via our Key Contact, Mr Hamilton or by visiting the www.familyworksni.com to complete a self-referral online.

 Independent School Counselling summer service:

The mental health and well-being of our young people remains paramount over the summer break. You can still self-refer for counselling by visiting the www.familyworksni.comto complete a self-referral online.

Please see the attached information pictures. Referrals may be made directly via the digital referral form on the Familyworks website or via our telephone helpline numbers, which are 02891821721 and 02891820341.

 

Familyworks Independent School Counselling Service

FAMILYWORKS How to Refer to Familyworks School Counselling Service.PNG

FAMILYWORKS Helpline Phone Number.png

Familyworks Helpline.jpg

Mr Hamilton email to Year Group groups re.Summer break, planning for return to school, available external support and your well-being:

Pastoral Care and Pupil Well Being – Mr Hamilton email to Year Group groups re.Summer break, planning for return to school, available external support and your well-being.pdf

Telephone and Web Support for Young People.pdf

 

Mental Health and Well being

Action Mental Health Mindset Mental & Emotional Health & Well-being Awareness online programme

If you are between 14 and 17 years old you can sign up for this.

Action Mental Health 201415 Mindset Online A5 Flyer7.pdf

Action Mental Health – 5 Ways to Well-being during social distancing

A ware Looking After Your Mental Health Support Sheet 

AWARE: Anxiety support sheet

http://colerainegrammar.com/Uploaded%20Documents/AWARE%20Anxiety%20support%20sheet.pdf

AWARE: Anxiety support sheet

AWARE_guide_to_looking_after_your_mental_health_during_Covid19_-_small.pdf

CAMHS: Mental Health and coping 

20.03.25 Mental Health and Coping during Coronavirus.jpg

CAMHS: This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

Coronavirus PowerPoint – What Can I do?

Coronavirus_PPT What Can I do.pptx

COVID Well-Being NI online hub

COVID Well-Being NI is an online hub developed by the PHA and partners to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of people across Northern Ireland during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes information, self-help guides and support, and aims to help people take steps to look after their mental health and reach out for help and support when needed.

Click on the link below to access the HUB:

https://covidwellbeingni.info/

Mental Health: Government Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19 

Living Life To The Full: Young People 

Coronavirus 1 and 2

Living Life To The Full -Young Prople – Coronavirus 1.pdf

Living Life To The Full -Young Prople – Coronavirus 2.pdf

Mental Health: William and Kate urge nation to look after their mental health

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52081021 

Mental Health.org: How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

NHS Anxiety in Children advice for Parent-Carers

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/anxiety-in-children/

Psychology Resources for Parent-Carers re. Coronavirus (Psychology Tools)

https://www.psychologytools.com/psychological-resources-for-coronavirus-covid-19/

Text-a-Nurse service for advice and support about your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing

Text a Nurse Number.pdf

Unicef – How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (UNICEF)

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teenagers-can-protect-their-mental-health-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Young Minds – What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

Mindfulness

BBC: Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

CALM ZONE: There are lots of way to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress (CHILDLINE.org.uk)

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

GAMES: Play a game to take your mind off difficult things and have some fun (CHILDLINE)

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/games/

News feeds

BBC News: Keep informed NEWSROUND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Keep informed: The Run Down ITV news feed for teenagers

https://www.itv.com/news/the-rundown/

BBC: Coronavirus explained in 60 seconds. Everything you need to know about the coronavirus – explained in just one minute.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51883255/what-is-the-coronavirus

BBC: ‘I’m feeling ill, do I have coronavirus?’ The BBC’s Laura Foster explains how you can recognise the symptoms of coronavirus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51883255/what-is-the-coronavirus 

BBC: Social distancing advice: What two metres looks like

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-52054844/coronavirus-social-distancing-advice-what-two-metres-looks-like

Why does staying at home help?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52008673

What is Coronavirus? “Ineqe” explanation video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqaXBtSaiUE&feature=emb_logo 

 

Physical Health and Well being

Try “P.E. with Joe”

Try “P.E. with Joe” Wicks every day, Monday to Friday 9am live stream or catch up on YouTube.

This is a great way to start your day everyone, get exercising in your home, feeling more alive and getting fitter, everyday!

A positive way to build your motivation levels, physical fitness and mental wellbeing!

Drink plenty of water, eat healthy food and get exercising!

https://youtu.be/Rz0go1pTda8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52015767/coronavirus-joe-wicks-keeps-children-fit-with-online-pe-classes 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52039778

Fitness: Five free workouts you can do at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/46139325

BBC: #Workout Wednesday routines

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/get-inspired/46648590

BBC: Max Whitlock’s six-minute exercise

In the first of our 2019 series of #WorkoutWednesday routines, Great Britain’s Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock takes you through a six-minute exercise programme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/get-inspired/46648590

BBC: Max Whitlock’s five exercises to try at home

Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock has filmed five exercises for 5 Live for us all to try out in our homes during the coronavirus outbreak.

The GB double gold medal winner, from Hertfordshire, has been posting daily workouts on his social media for people to follow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/gymnastics/52104402 

Fitness: Exercise always makes you feel happy: Joe Wicks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52039778

Fitness: Stay fit to fight the Coronavirus virus say medics

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52076856

Safeguarding, Online Safety and Child Protection

CGS Safeguarding During School Closure

CHILDLINE: Should a child or young person need to speak to someone in confidence they can call or email NSPCC Childline – 08001111

www.childline.org.ukhttps://www.childline.org.uk/

Childnet – Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting people online https://www.childnet.com/resources/supporting-young-people-online

NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Internet Matters – A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/and Helping parents keep your children safe online https://www.internetmatters.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktuA5LWK2wIVRYXVCh2afg2aEAAYASAAEgIJ5vD_BwE

NSPCC Helpline: You can call or email the NSPCC to report a concern about a child or young person NSPCC Helpline – 08088005000 – help@nspcc.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/policy-influencing/northern-ireland/

Safer Internet Day 2021:Safer Internet Day Are you worried about what your child is doing online.pdf

21.02.09 Safer Internet Day.pdf

21.02.09 SAFER SCHOOLS APP Pupils.pdf

21.02.09 SAFER SCHOOLS APP Parent Carers.pdf

SAFER SCHOOLS APP www.oursaferschools.co.uk/ni

The Department of Education have launched an app on the Safer Schools platform which has been provided by iNEQE Safeguarding Group that will be of use to parent/carers and pupils. Of particular note will be the specific resources linked COVID-19.

The App is designed to provide pupils with a platform to learn more about Digital Safety. All of the information will help to educate, empower and protect in the online world. You will also receive updates which will keep you up to date with emerging trends, risks and threats in the digital world. 

SAFER SCHOOLS APP PARENTS.pdf

SAFER SCHOOLS APP Secondary School PUPILS.pdf

SBNI: Safeguarding Board NI https://www.safeguardingni.org/

Download the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland app for professionals, parents & carers!

http://www.safeguardingni.org/app 

Child Protection issues and Child Protection investigations will continue to be managed and remain a priority for all agencies of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI), in particular the Health and Social Care Trusts and the PSNI.

If you are concerned about a child at risk of harm or abuse please contact your local Trust Gateway Team on the following numbers:

  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust – 03001234333
  • Out of Hours Regional Emergency Social Work Service – 02895 049999
  • PSNI – on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Download the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland app for professionals, parents & carers! http://www.safeguardingni.org/app

You can call or email the NSPCC to report a concern about a child or young person NSPCC Helpline – 08088005000 – help@nspcc.org.uk

Should a child or young person need to speak to someone in confidence they can call or email NSPCC Childline – 08001111 www.childline.org.uk

https://www.safeguardingni.org/

STAY SAFE AND STAY OUT of Quarries: QUARRIES CAN PRESENT A REAL THREAT AND IN ORDER TO

STAY SAFE YOU SHOULD STAY OUT!

THE DANGERS:

– Steep vertical drops

– Freezing water

– Falling rocks

– Heavy machinery

– Silt ponds that act like quicksand

‘Stay Safe… Stay Out of Quarries’ is on https://www.facebook.com/StaySafeStayOutOfQuarries

8 steps to keep your child safe online

School and parent-carers together are always mindful of keeping our young people safe online, particularly during this unprecedented time of school closures.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) Child Exploitation and Online Protection Team (CEOP) has produced help sheets to support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online while they are off school.

Think You Know Secondary Parents Helpsheet-thinkuknow_secondary_parents_helpsheet (1).pdf

Support your child using “Thinkuknow” websites:

The help sheet attached provides advice and links to Thinkuknow resources you may use at home with your child.

The age-appropriate Thinkuknow websites are a useful way to start and continue chats at home about online safety.

11-13s Thinkuknow website – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/

14+ Thinkuknow website – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/

These websites provide open and honest guidance for young people on friends, relationships and the internet, covering topics like dealing with pressure; consent; and getting support when you’re worried.

You’ll find lots more advice on keeping your child safe online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

UK Safer Internet Centre: Keeping children happy and safe online during COVID-19 (Safeguarding) 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

Safeguarding: UK Safer Internet Centre. Working Remotely? – Advice for Professionals & Parents

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/working-remotely-advice-professionals-parents-posh-rhc

Internet Matters – Helping parents keep your children safe online

https://www.internetmatters.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktuA5LWK2wIVRYXVCh2afg2aEAAYASAAEgIJ5vD_BwE

 

SEN Special Educational Needs

Information from Mrs S. Taggart SENCO, updated.docx

ASD information.docx

Autism Advice: AAIS info.pdf

Beating the Virus Storybook:Beating+the+Virus+-+A4+V3.pdf

 

Support for Pupils and Parent-Carers

Pupil Planner Pastoral Support Resources including Index of Useful Organisations.pdf

Action Mental Health menssana flyer for awareness session.pdf

ALCOHOL AWARENESS

Alcohol Awareness materials prepared by the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care services.

ALCOHOL alcohol-and-you.pdf

ALCOHOL alcohol-and-you-mocktails.pdf

ALCOHOL Focus-on-alcohol-A5-Leaflet-04_19.pdf

ALCOHOL You-your-child-and-alcohol-05_17_final.pdf

ASCERT Parent-Carer FB Group Support Sessions

8 support sessions with specific subjects so you can access the ones you are interested in

https://www.facebook.com/groups/883771135427888/

ASCERT Parent-Carer FB Group PDF.pdf

BARNARDOS: Grieving During COVID 19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our traditional ways of marking our grief. The Barnardos Child Bereavement Service continues to offer a supportive and therapeutic service to bereaved children and families. However, this will be offered remotely during this pandemic.

Our advice line service continues as normal on Mondays/Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-1pm by contacting 07867 372711. This service is available to anyone concerned about a bereaved child or young person, regardless of the nature of death or area the family live in.

BARNARDOS child-bereavement-service-leaflet -grieving-during-covid-19.pdf

BBC Bitesize

Advice to pupils: Nine coronavirus worries and how to deal with them

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv66v4

CHILDLINE Info and advice

We’re here for you, whatever’s on your mind. We’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.

Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control. And you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/

CHILDLINE Message Boards

Want to say how you’re feeling? Or ask a question? Here you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/message-boards/

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Support for parents and pupils

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/articles/support-parents-and-pupils

This page provides a list of resources that you may find useful as you assist your child with learning during the period of school closure.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Support for parents and pupils.pdf

EA Education Welfare Service: Staying Connected to Support Families and Young People during Covid-19 booklet

A support resource full of contact details of multiple support agencies available.

EA Education Welfare Service Support Families and Young People during Covid-19.pdf

Family Support Hubs Poster.pdf

Family support services available in the Northern Area – Causeway Coast and Glens

Family support services available in the Northern Area – Causeway Coast and Glens.pdf

Family support services available in the Northern Ireland updated 24th April 2020.pdf

Family support organisations and public agencies that may be accessed/contacted from home

COVID-19 Weekly Family Support Hub Newsletter -29 April 2020.pdf

COVID-19 Weekly Family Support Hub Newsletter – 6 May 2020.pdf

COVID-19 Weekly Family Support Hub Newsletter – 13 May 2020.pdf

Free School Meals: Ministers take action in relation to Free School Meals payment

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/ministers-take-action-relation-free-school-meals-payment-0

GAMING: enjoying gaming and keeping your time online in proportion

https://ineqe.com/2020/05/07/should-you-be-worried-about-gaming-disorder/

Helplines NI: listen, support, inform.

View list of Coronavirus (Covid-19) helplines which provide information, advice and guidance on a wide-range of health and wellbeing needs https://www.helplinesni.com/

Helplines-leaflet.pdf

Net Aware: guide to social networks, apps and games

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Parent Info – Expert information for parents about building their child’s resilience both online and off. Produced by NCA-CEOP and Parent Zone www.parentinfo.org

Parentline NI Advice Sheet and Podcast link from Parentline NI

Parenting NI is the leading charity for parenting support in Northern Ireland

https://www.parentingni.org/

Telephone and Web Support for Young People. March 2020 Update.pdf

ParentNI Back to Basics Aug 2020.pdf

ParentNI Helping Your Child Deal With Their Anxieties.pdf

Safeguarding: UK Safer Internet Centre. Keeping children happy and safe online during COVID-19

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

 

Bereavement, managing a sense of loss or despair: Support materials for pupils and parent-carers.

 

Bereavement and Managing a sense of loss.pdf

Bereavement Support leaflet For Parent-Carers.pdf

Bereavement Support Leaflet for Pupils.pdf