Student Welfare/ Mental Health and Wellbeing
It is really important that we look after both our physical and mental health during these difficult times.
Below you will find a variety of resources, support services and information offering guidance and advice to anyone who may need it.
Staying Safe Online
Thinkuknow guidance for students click here
Thinkuknow guidance for parents/carers click here
The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has launched a campaign urging parents to seek medical help if they are concerned about their child's health. This follows a number of cases in the region where children have arrived at hospital poorly - possibly because their parents delayed seeking help due to the current situation with coronavirus.
We would be really grateful if you could help us to promote the guidance to parents, so they know what to do if their child is ill – please see the Parent Guide PDF.
Online Resources to Support Students and their Families
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Free downloadable apps available. Learn how to manage feelings, such as anxiety and depression. The app teaches you how to look at problems in a different way.
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.
Shout Text 85258 https://www.giveusashout.org
Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service free on all major mobile networks for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
Calm Harm https://calmharm.co.uk
An app to help those at risk of self-harm.
The Blurt Foundation https://www.blurtitout.org/get-support
A Social Enterprise Group addressing anxiety and depression. They also have a very useful list of organisations for support on specific issues.
Self Care for Summer here.
Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, have launched brand new Thrive Online resources.
These resources are designed to empower young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to build happy and healthy online relationships.
The Thrive Online resources cover the important topics of healthy online relationships, digital wellbeing and online pornography for parents and carers of young people aged 11 and over with SEND.
The resources for parents and carers are designed to help spark conversations and help parents support their child around the topics of online pornography, healthy relationships, and digital wellbeing.
Each parent’s resource contains a downloadable pdf with key information and conversations starters, as well as videos answering frequently asked questions from parents and carers.
Access the resources here,
At EPHS we are proud to support our LGBT+ Community. Below you will find a selection of resources and sources of help and support for both young people and their families. If you come across any resources you have found helpful, please let us know and we can add these to the list to help other families.
Find a list of inclusive films and tv programmes recommend by EPHS here.
The LGBT Foundation are a Manchester-based organisation with lots of resources and sources of help.
Includes support for young people and parents/carers
NHS help page for Trans teens with a link to support groups as well.
Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families