Student Wellbeing Hub
Hello, come on in! How can we help?
The links below will guide you through the vast array of resources and support available to you, but please remember we are here to help in person too!
If you are in any doubt about your mental health please don’t hesitate to speak with the school counsellor, the Wellbeing Team (in A5) your Year Manager, Head of Year or any other member of staff that you feel comfortable with.
School Counsellor - Mrs Richards
Please see your year manager or head of year to arrange a session. What to expect: a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to talk about your concerns.
Meet the Wellbeing Team - Mrs Constantinou and Mrs McIntyre (Room A5)
Open every day although please visit in your social time where possible. What to expect: time out in a calm and quiet environment
Every morning from 8.20am – 8.35am in the library. Cereal, fruit, pastries and hot drinks free for everyone. Meet our Student Wellbeing Ambassadors here too.
The YMCA, as well as 6th form students, run wellbeing groups, they currently run a boxing club. For further information please speak with a member of the wellbeing team.
giveusashout.org | 24/7 mental health text service | Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 (it’s free)
All messages are confidential and anonymous
Hub of Hope
hubofhope.co.uk | There is always hope…. Tick the box that says ‘only display young persons support’ enter your postcode and then click on the area you wish to find help with….anxiety, panic attacks, depression, the list is endless.
youngminds.org.uk | 0808 802 5544 (weekdays 9.30 - 4pm)
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
Services for Young People Welwyn Hatfield
Supporting young people age 13 to 17 in Welwyn Hatfield with emotional wellbeing and mental health as well as keeping safe and healthy relationships. Find out how you can make lifestyle changes and learn techniques to boost your emotional wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem or are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Covers a range of help and advice including writing a C.V.
Tel: 01992 588220, text: 07860 065173
Welwyn: Block A, Oaklands College, AL8 6AH
Hatfield: Breaks Manor, Link Drive, AL10 8TP
Tuesdays wellbeing group 3.15 – 5.15, other groups Thursdays and Fridays
Local Mental Health Crisis Team
NHS service providing 24-hour advice and support for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
0800 644 4101 | Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
You’ll speak to a professional in your local NHS mental health service, They can discuss your current mental health needs and provide access to further support if needed. Calls to NHS mental health helplines are free.
www.childline.org.uk | 0800 1111
A counselling service for parents, children and young people.
STEM4 - Supporting Teenage Mental Health
Stem4.org.uk | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stem4 aims to improve teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage. It covers self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and self-harm offering information on each. It provides useful apps too.
selfharm.co.uk | FREE on-line self harm support for 11 to 19 year olds
Offers a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. The courses are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chatbox. We want to help you to find your next steps towards recovery, wherever you are on your journey.
Samaritans.org | For immediate help call 116 123 (24 hours a day)
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.