External Support Services
We access a number of external agencies to support our students including:
Catch 22, Drug and Alcohol Service for Young People
We can refer any student who has concerns around drug or alcohol use. They can work one to one with students in school to provide appropriate support.
CAMHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
This service promotes emotional wellbeing and delivers mental health services to young people. Presenting issues include self-harm, eating disorders and depression (referrals via WBM) CAMHS Youth Advisors are a group of young people who have personal experience of mental health services in Surrey. They aim to reduce the stigma around mental health and are involved in a number of mentoring and education projects with young people.
Surrey Young Carers
They are a support service for students who help to look after someone in the family because of an illness, disability or alcohol abuse problem. If a referral is accepted they can visit students in school to offer support and there are a range of fun activities, and workshops on offer. Support is geared to students individual needs.
Award winning creative arts and media charity specialising in the development of creative and sustainable initiatives for vulnerable and disaffected young people. Projects include website design, Filmmaking, DJ and Music. Many courses lead to formal qualifications. Youth mentors are available to work one to one with referred students.
YSS, Youth Support Service
They offer mentoring service to young people at risk of offending and support for students who have offended.
School Nurse Service
See document below on service provided by the School Nurse Service.
Youth Information and counselling service 14-24 years of age.
Surrey Family and Mediation Services
Offers counselling to young people up to the age of 12 years affected by parents’ divorce and separation 01372 749911
Young People’s Counselling, Family Counselling and Couple Counselling 01372 722 976
Young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Also offers a parents helpline 0808 802 5544
Online bereavement support for young people.
Online bereavement site written by young people for young people
Online community and chat room for young people affected by bullying www.cybermentors.org.uk
Information for children of alcohol-dependent parents
Telephone: 0800 1111
Health Protection Agency
Due to the high levels of sickness in school caused through various bugs, the Health Protection Agency has produced an informative, interactive website about bugs and microbes. There is a separate section for secondary school students.
You will find lots of presentations that might assist a greater understanding of infection transmission and infection control.
Please also be aware that alcohol gels and sanitisers are only effective against certain bugs and so the recommended method for cleaning hands is still washing with soap and water.
Mindfull (2 L’s)
This is a government sponsored scheme for online support for young people between the ages of 11-17 years. It is open between the hours of 10am and Midnight. Lots of information and self help tools for any young person who is worried or stressed.
An informative site for young people, parents and professionals. Focuses on concerns around Anxiety, Self-Harm, Eating Issues and Addiction.
Young Carers, My Time Plus
This website is for young carers aged between 12 and 15 and is an opportunity for support in an informal setting. The sessions are held at the Trix Café on Stoneleigh Broadway between 7.00am and 8.30pm on the 4thWednesday of each month.
I Need Help
Free phone 0800 141 2055.
I Need Help is here to listen, perhaps when all other routes, such as tutors, fellow students, parents, or friends, have been tried. Or if you want to speak to someone in total privacy and not involve tutors or parents or friends. They offer a supportive caring ear, where the act of listening will hopefully give you clarity or reassurance, and prevent a stressful situation turning into a crisis. Their volunteers listen to you and support you. If appropriate, they might point you in the direction of someone who can give you more specialised help.