Supporting Our Students
We are really looking forward to welcoming you back on site as it will present all of you with a welcome opportunity to reconnect with your friends, peers, teachers and other school staff. We know that for some of you this will be an anxious time, and it is really important to talk to a member of staff using email or chat if you have any worries about returning to school.
Whilst COVID restrictions remain in place it does mean that we will not be able to share some things that we might really have missed, for example giving our friends a hug. You will still have break and lunchtimes with the rest of your Year group where you will remain in Year group “bubbles”
At Denmark Road we pride ourselves on being part of one big family. At this time it is very important that we continue to look out for and support each other. We need to remember that everyone is likely to feel different as they return to school, and we need to be considerate of each other’s feelings.
If you have any worries or concerns please speak to your Form Tutor, Progress and Wellbeing Coordinator or any trusted adult. There is lots we can do as a school to help individuals so please do not be afraid of asking for help either for yourself or if you are worried about a friend. Remember a problem shared is a problem halved. If you have worries or concerns remember you can also seek advice and support from a variety of outside agencies which are shown below:
- “ChatHealth” – text a School Nurse 07507 333 351 Mon – Fri 9 – 4.30pm for support for health and wellbeing.
- TIC+ Phone, text or online counselling for young people aged 9 to 21. A parent support and advice line is also available online. Call 01594 372777, text 07520 634063 or visit www.ticplus.org.uk.
- KOOTH: Young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire can now access free anonymous counselling from qualified counsellors via an online mental wellbeing platform at www.kooth.com. Kooth is designed for young people experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low mood or stress.
- On your mind https://www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk/ NHS website to explore topics such as bullying, eating disorders and anxiety, and where you can go for more support.
- The children and young people’s mental health charity, Young Minds has lots of resources, advice and toolkits for young people, and a parents’ helpline available Monday to Friday: 0808 802 5544. www.youngminds.org.uk
- Samaritans: If you’re feeling very distressed, get help 24 hours a day by calling Samaritans on 116 123 or texting Shout on 8525
- Sexual health https://www.hopehouse.nhs.uk/