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Wellbeing Hub

Keeping safe and well whilst learning from home

It is important to keep your body and mind healthy whilst you are learning from home and to take care when spending time online. Here are some useful resources for pupils and families during the period of college closure.

Remember you can always contact us if you need support or just want to talk to someone. We are only a phone call away.

Tel: 0330 058 3000.

College contacts

Safeguarding Team 

safe@nwslc.ac.uk

Chaplaincy 

chaplaincy@nwslc.ac.uk

Keeping safe online

You may be spending a lot of time online right now. You must remember to keep safe and avoid negative messages online. The websites below contain information to help keep you safe online.

Internet matters  – Advice for parents and carers on how to keep children safe online.

Thinkuknow  – Advice about staying safe when you are on a phone, tablet or computer.

CEOP – If you are worried about online sexual abuse, or the way someone has been communicating with you online, CEOP can help.

Healthy bodies

Keeping active is a great way to improve your health and to blow off steam. You are allowed to exercise daily, so even a quick walk around your local area will make a big difference. Visit the websites below for ideas on how to keep active!

The Youth Sport Trust Tips for students keeping active.

Change for Life Advice on how to eat well and move more.

Action for Healthy Kids–  Information to support healthy eating, social-emotional health, and physical activity.

To access our online fitness classes, click here: https://box4.app.nwslc.ac.uk/enrichment

 

Coronavirus support

You may be finding coping with coronavirus to be difficult. We all need to stay safe whilst looking after ourselves and others.

Coronavirus and mental healthTips, advice and guidance from Young Minds on where to get support for your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Healthy minds

Taking care of your own wellbeing is important. Talk to someone if you are finding life difficult right now. Visit the below websites to seek support and to find useful resources.

Looking after your child’s mental healthNHS advice site for parents and carers.

Self-care for young peopleVideos and advice from the NHS about how to take care of yourself during lockdown.

KoothAn online mental health community – articles, discussion boards, text chat and more.

Mind – Mental health information and support.

Act for Autism – Provides unique insights about autism via specialist workshops and coaching for parents, carers, teachers, autistic children and young adults.

Need to talk?

If you feel like you need help or you just need someone to talk to, there are many organisations out there. Don’t wait until you feel overwhelmed – if you need help, call. Many of these services offer a text or online chat services too.

Childline
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime. Phone: 0800 1111 or use the online chat app.

Samaritans
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. You don’t have to be suicidal to call. They are there for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone.  Phone: 116 123.

The Mix
The Mix offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them. Email support is available via their online contact form. Free 1-2-1 webchat service available. Free short-term counselling service available. Phone: 0808 808 4994 Opening times: 4 pm – 11 pm, 7 days a week.

PAPYRUS
Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact 0800 0684141. 9 am-12 am, 7 days a week.

YoungMinds
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

Rise
Rise provides emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Rise is providing a 24/7 helpline which is run by qualified mental health clinicians. Rise assistants are there for you to contact when you need support and advice to prevent crisis escalation. If you are calling in the day between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm: 02476 641799. If you are calling in the evening between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am: 02476 938000.

Talk to Frank
Drug and alcohol support and advice. If you want to talk to FRANK in confidence about yourself or about a friend then you can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0300 123 6600 or you can chat online between 2-6 pm daily.

Be Gamble aware
Confidential help and support to anyone who is worried about their- or someone else’s- gambling. Freephone 24-7 National Gambling Helpline:0808 8020 133.

National debt line
Use their online tool to get debt help now. Webchat with an adviser, Monday to Friday 9 am – 8 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 1 pm. This is the fastest way to speak to a specialist adviser. Email for advice

Support in your area

Support Services for Leicestershire

Support services for Warwickshire