Student Support Sites
We want students to feel comfortable and confident in getting the support they need for themselves or others. Sometimes this is by reporting information anonymously, sometimes it is by getting the information themselves from other organisations on the web.
- The Sharp System The main way to anonymously report something in school. The information is provided through an external organisation so that your identity remains anonymous if you’d prefer.
- CEOP A website to report sexual abuse and grooming online. Make a report directly to them if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online.
- Fearless Fearless is a service that allows you to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously. This means you don't have to give them any personal details.
- CrimeStoppers They’re an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously.
Mental health support
- Kooth Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
- Don’t lose hope Don’t Lose Hope is a charity in Bourne that offers a professional counselling service for all members of the community from age 4 upwards. This is a free service for families or individuals receiving certain state benefits and affordable to all others
- Centre33 A Peterborough-based organisation that provides information on a wide range of issues, including ‘Someone to talk to’ drop-in mental health sessions where you can meet a project worker who can assess your needs and find the best support for you – sometimes this will be counselling
- Samaritans Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide
- Childline Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they’re there for you online, on the phone, anytime
- MIND (CPSL) Mental health charity for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire. The website details the services they provide and a database of links to other agencies
COVID mental health support
- Public Health England's guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
- Every Mind Matters includes an online tool and email journey which aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing. It also includes a section for parents and carers on looking after children and young people during the outbreak.
- NHS England has published advice for children and young people who may be feeling overwhelmed, and advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to help and support a child or young person with mental ill health.
- The British Psychological Society’s advice for parents and carers on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
- The Government’s online educational resources for home education with a section on mental wellbeing.
- Virtual Oak National Academy for reception – Year 10 pupils, which offers daily online lessons, a weekly assembly with a pastoral focus and extra-curricular activities to help families maintain a routine at home (intended to complement, not replace, existing schools’ online learning offers).
- BBC Education online learning content, for reception to Year 10 pupils, to support home learning, with weekly wellbeing tips provided via their social media pages.
- Children’s Commissioner has produced a downloadable guide for children and young people about the coronavirus, including proactive advice to support mental wellbeing.
- Rise Above is a website co-created and produced by young people. It aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16. The content has been adapted to COVID-19 and includes new mental health content based on insights from young people remote schooling.
- NHS website has a mental health information section signposting to Every Mind Matters and a range of helplines hosted by voluntary community organisations.
- NHS Apps library helps people find apps and online tools to help manage their health and wellbeing. We are working closely with NHSX to rapidly review apps for children and young people’s mental health and make them available via this apps library. For example, Think Ninja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. It has been adapted to COVID-19 to bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.
- Children and young people can access free confidential support anytime from Government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by texting SHOUT to 85258, calling Childline on 0800 1111 or the Mix on 0808 808 4994. For support with an eating disorder, children and young people can ring Beat’s Youthline on 08088010711. Children and young people can also find online information on COVID-19 and mental health on the Young Minds website.
Other agencies and information
- NSPCC If you're worried about a child, or you work with children and need advice or information
- Switchboard (LGBT+ helpline) Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging
- BeatingEatingDisorders Services to support dealing with eating disorders near the Deepings
- Frank Honest information about drugs and alcohol
- CAMHS Child and adolescent mental health services for Lincolnshire. Similar information for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire can be found here
- Safeguarding children Information about Lincolnshire safeguarding children board and how to report concerns to children’s services. Similar information for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire can be found here