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Every child has a right to feel safe at school and enjoy their education. Sometimes situations happen which can make it difficult for some students.

If you have a problem or you are worried about a friend; please click on the relevant link below and complete the online form, don't worry - you do not have to leave any personal details.

 

 

 

 

If you are worried about yourself or a friend and need someone to talk to where can you go for advice ?

In School

  • A Teacher
  • Ann Lambert (Student Welfare Officer)
  • Mrs Cullen (Child Protection office)
  • Complete a  “self- referral form” or “refer a friend form” - located on the right hand side of this page.
  • School Counsellor

At home

Talk to an adult who you trust

Websites with advice

childline logo

 

 


Rates of self-harm in the UK have increased over the past decade and are amongst the highest in Europe. The Truth Hurts report found that rates of self-harm are highest among young people, with around 25,000 11-25 year-olds admitted to hospital each year after self-harming.

While self-cutting is the most common form of self-harm, perhaps affecting as many as one in 15 young people, it is not the only one. Truth Hurts describes self-harm as "a wide range of things that people do to themselves in a deliberate and usually hidden way, which are damaging".

Self-harm is often a way of coping with painful and difficult feelings and distress. Someone may harm themselves because they feel overwhelmed and don’t know how else to deal with things. It’s usually a very private issue and motivations and methods will differ from one person to another. Some forms of self-harm carry a serious risk, but this doesn’t mean someone who self-harms is always intending to cause themselves serious injury.

I want to hurt myself, what can I do?

It’s often good to think about the emotion you’re feeling when you want to self-harm, this can help you come up with a different way of dealing with it. You could try: screwing up paper and throwing it, snapping twigs, running, doing some exercise, squeezing clay, holding and ice pack, hitting a rolled up newspaper on a door frame, screaming, crying, or a cold shower.

Try being around people who make you feel good and do something that make you happy.

In school you can talk to the Welfare Officer, Ann Lambert or you can self-refer to see the school counsellor using the Moodle referral system. At home, talk to your parents and an adult that you can trust.

Where to go to get help

An adult you trust
A Parent
Ann Lambert (Welfare Officer)
School Counsellor

Useful Documentation

Websites with advice

 

 

Anti-Bullying

Bullying usually involves one or more people upsetting another person.

Bullying can come in many forms including:-

  • Leaving people out of a social circle
  • Racist abuse
  • Homophobic abuse
  • Taunting
  • Physical attacks
  • Verbal insults

With technology continuing to develop bullies often chose to use new technologies to pick on their victims including using:-

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Social media chat forums
  • Texting

Keeping yourself safe

Bullies look for targets. Stand proud with your shoulders back and head up. Be confident.

Hang out with groups of friends, walk home in groups; both of these strategies will deter someone from bullying you.

You must tell someone, talk to an adult who you trust. Sometimes you need an adult to take control of the situation and stop the bullying from happening.

How to get help

Talk to your parent
Talk to a teacher
Report the bullying via moodle

Useful Websites

kidscape logo childline logo
anti bullyinglogo bullying logo

 

 

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