Safeguarding and Wellbeing
At Woodcote High School we recognise that positive wellbeing and good mental health is vital for our students’ happiness and achievement.
We address it directly in tutor times and an awareness of its importance pervades the everyday ethos and work of the school.
The aim of this area of the website is to provide links to good quality information and guidance on mental health and wellbeing. We would also encourage students and parents who have any concerns or who are experiencing difficulties to get in touch with us. We will do everything we can to help.
External Websites and contacts
- Young Minds - a fantastic organisation offering free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person.
- A-Z of Mental Health
Reliable information for parents and carers about common mental health and behaviour concerns in children and young people aged 0-25.
The NSPCC’s Parents’ site recognises a big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. The site offers information on an array of topics including mental health and wellbeing; self-harm; sexual behaviour; and talking about difficult topics.
- Royal Society of Psychiatrists
The main professional body for psychiatrists in the UK believes that everyone needs the knowledge to make informed decisions about their health and aim to produce information which is: evidence-based, accessible and up-to-date. Their online A-Z leaflets cover all areas of mental health.
- NHS Live Well
Over 100 topics on healthy living.
- Talk to Frank
An advice section of the site for parents offering up to date advice and information about drugs, providing access to live chat, email and telephone support, as well as leaflets, FAQs and links to other sites.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
- Health Matters
Whether you’re a parent or a secondary school aged pupil in any of the nine boroughs where Health Matters deliver their school nursing services, here, you will find lots of health and well-being information to support you or your child’s health. You can also contact the school nurse directly through our ‘Ask a question’ service.
KIDS are a national charity, founded over 45 years ago, providing a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. They support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. They offer their support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.
Childline is yours - a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Barnardo’s believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. They will ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard.
- Disrespect Nobody
The 'Disrespect NoBody' campaign is aimed at preventing young people from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships by encouraging them to understand what a healthy relationship is, to re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and what consent means within their relationships and directs them to places for help and advice.
Oiimysize is a youth-led project to raise awareness about how boys talk to girls and what is appropriate.
Their mission is to provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.