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Health and Wellbeing

The coronavirus pandemic impacts on all our daily lives, which is why it is so important to do what we can to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Below are links to articles, information and resources to help support our families during this difficult time.

Students - Need To Talk?
Students - Need To Talk?

If you need to talk, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Head of Year.

Heads of Year

Mr M Oviri, Head of Year 7 – M.Oviri@foresthillschool.co.uk

Mr J Crowe, Head of Year 8 – J.Crowe@foresthillschool.co.uk

Ms S Sutton-Adegoke, Head of Year 9 – S.Sutton-adegoke@foresthillschool.co.uk

Mr A Davey, Head of Year 10 – A.Davey@foresthillschool.co.uk

Mr J Green, Head of Year 11 – J.Green@foresthillschool.co.uk

Alternatively, you can email this address to seek advice and support from a member of the inclusion team:

Students and parents/carers also have access to our School Counsellor.

Returning to School after Lockdown – KOOTH online counselling service have some tips and advice for students as they return to school

The Lewisham EP Connect Telephone Service (07377 913538 and 07377 976518) has been set up for school staff, parents and carers to link with the Lewisham Educational Psychology Team to discuss any concerns about education, learning at home and emotional wellbeing during the current period of school closures. The phoneline is open during term time on Mondays from 2.00-5.00pm and Thursdays from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope, and has become increasingly useful since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time. It has some useful resources and articles about how we can look after ourselves during this time, and what you can do to help support your children while navigating school closures and the pandemic.

Self Help Quick List – A collection of books relating to mental health which is available through our school library website; students can reserve these online and collect from Mrs Hans on Wednesday afternoons from 3.45-4.15pm.

Wellness Collection on the library eplatform – ebooks and audiobooks that students are able to upload onto their devices at home for free, they include fiction that deals with real life issues as well as some non-fiction books that give information and advice.

Place2Be has free resources relating to mental health. You can explore different ways we can express ourselves and create ways that we can share our feelings, thoughts and ideas.

Booktrust blog – Child psychologist Dr Tina Rae shares some great tips for managing parents’ and children’s mental health in uncertain times.

Kooth Online Counselling Service – free, safe and anonymous support

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults

Every Mind Matters – get your own Mind Plan for tips and advice tailored to your needs

10 Top tips for parents on how to safeguard their child(ren)’s mental health and promote their wellbeing.

Childline’s Calm Zone – breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress

Parenting for Lifelong Health have produced resources available in more than 100 languages to support parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Parents Guide to Homelife and Study – Find out what you can do to make your child’s homelife the supportive infrastructure they need.