Who to talk to if you are worried about something
If you have a worry or an issue, it’s always best to talk to an adult about it. On this page you will find information about who you can talk to at the academy, and some organisations you can talk to outside of school hours.
People you can talk to during a school day
You can speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable speaking to. This could be your:
- Your Head of Year;
- Mr Hilton;
- Miss Peet;
- Any of our designated safeguarding officers;
- Any other member of staff.
Remember, there are some members of staff who have special responsibilities for your welfare:
- Mrs E Beattie – Safeguarding Officer;
- Mrs C Croft – SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead;
- Mrs L Corry – Safeguarding Officer;
- Mrs L Dronfield – Safeguarding Officer;
- Mr N Hilton – Pastoral Manager;
- Miss K Peet – Behaviour Manager;
People to talk to outside the academy
You might find you need to speak to someone at evenings, weekends and during holidays. We recommend the organisations below to our students or you can download the early help signposting list issued from Salford Council.
During social distancing, Early Break are now offering help to students who are struggling because of a parents/carers alcohol or drug misuse. Find their services here.
Further, during the shutdown, if parents or carers need help with buying food, you can ring ‘Spirit of Salford’ – 0800 952 100. They can deliver food straight to your door.
42nd Street | 0161 228 7321 |http://42ndstreet.org.uk/|
42nd Street: supporting young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Big White Wall | https://www.bigwhitewall.com/|
A safe community which will help support your mental health needs.
Blue Ice App | https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/blueice/|
BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm.
CALM | 0800 58 58 58 | https://www.thecalmzone.net |
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading an organisation to men who are feeling suicidal.
Calm Harm |https://calmharm.co.uk/|
An app to help those at risk of self-harm.
Catch it |https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/catch-it/|
Learn how to manage feelings, such as anxiety and depression. The app teaches you how to look at problems in a different way.
Childline | 0800 11 11| www.childline.org.uk |
A free 24 hour service by phone and online. Their website has some great information about a range of problems.
Daylio | https://daylio.webflow.io/|
A mood tracker and journal app.
Headspace | https://www.headspace.com/ |
A mindfulness app you can use daily.
Kooth | Kooth.com |
A free, anonymous, confidential website where young people can go for online counselling support.
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.
Moodpath | https://mymoodpath.com/en/|
If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, the Moodpath app can help you with well being.
My Cognition home |https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/mycognition-home/|
MyCognition Home is a brain training app.
My Possible Self |https://www.mypossibleself.com/|
A mental health app.
Papyrus |0800 068 41 41 |https://papyrus-uk.org/|
Papyrus is a charity to help young people who are at risk of suicide.
Samaritans | 116 123 | email@example.com |
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Shout | Text 85258 | https://www.giveusashout.org/|
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
Silver Cloud |https://www.silvercloudhealth.com/uk|
8 week course to help manage stress.
Smiling Mind | https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ |
An app to be used to promote mindfulness.
Young Minds | www.youngminds.org.uk|
A website with lots of information about mental health and the services that are available from the NHS.
Keeping Mentally Healthy through the Corona Virus
It is hard at the moment. Being away from school, your teachers, your routines and your friends can take it’s toll on your mental health. CAHMS have produced a guide to staying Mentally Healthy.