Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Heworth Grange, we are committed to supporting all students with their mental health and wellbeing.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that now, more than ever, schools need to offer support and resources to students, staff, and parents who may be struggling mentally after the strains and stresses of the last year.
Please find a list of resources below to help support you with your mental health.
If you are severely struggling please contact Mrs Mitchell or Dr Blanchard at school directly, so we help support you further.
24/7 Text service – Struggling to cope Text SHOUT to 85258
24/7 Text service – If you are in Crisis text YM to 85258
Call free on 0800 1111
If you have concerns and fears relating to your parents divorce click on ‘Child Aid’ button at top of the home page and then go to the Child or Teenager section as appropriate.
The site is aimed at children and young people with advice on staying safe online, online games, chatrooms, email, and mobile phones.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Opening hours: 9am-midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included)
Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact the Helpline if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused. You can call or text for free, 24 hours a day. It’s all confidential.
Essential support for under 25s. Phone, Email, Web support, and Counselling.
- Call: 0808 808 4994
- Website: www.themix.org.uk
- The Mix’s Crisis Messenger text service is available 24/7 and open to anyone aged 25 or under living in the UK. If you’re in crisis and need to talk, text THEMIX to 85258
The Children and Young People’s Epilepsy Charity
Beat Eating Disorders
Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays.
Sometimes lines are busy. If you can’t get through immediately, please do try again or try one-to-one web chat.
- Call Helpline: 0808 801 0677
- Call Studentline: 0808 801 0811
- Call Youthline: 0808 801 0711
- Website: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Useful Web Apps
An app to help young people develop mindfulness and relaxation skills.
MoodGYM is a free, fun, interactive program to help young people with low mood. Based on cognitive behaviour and interpersonal therapy, it consists of five modules, which help you to explore:
– Why you feel the way you do
– Changing the way you think
– Knowing what makes you upset
– Assertiveness and interpersonal skills training
SmilingMind is modern meditation for young people from 7 years up. It is a free web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. Smiling Mind was created in Australia and is aimed at helping young people de-stress and stay calm. There are tailored programmes for different age groups.
A website/app which lets you track moods and sleep patterns helping to manage depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
Rise Up + Recover
Rise Up + Recover is just the app for you if you are struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image. Based off self-monitoring homework, a cornerstone of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), it is a simple and convenient app that has been used millions of time around the world.
SuperBetter is a free web and app based programme created by game designers. Playing SuperBetter helps build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health – by boosting physical and emotional well-being. SuperBetter is for young people over the age of 13 who who want to feel happier, healthier, and more able to reach their goals.
Useful Apps From the App/Play Store
Calm Harm: Free
Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected.
Chill Panda: Free
Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.
eQuoo: Emotional Fitness Game: Free, with in-app purchases
The eQuoo app uses adventure games designed by psychologists to help you increase your emotional fitness and teach you new psychological skills. You’ll also find tips on how to communicate more effectively and maintain your mental wellbeing.
Stress & Anxiety Companion: Free, with in-app purchases
Stress & Anxiety Companion helps you handle stress and anxiety on-the-go. Using breathing exercises, relaxing music and games designed to calm the mind, the app helps you change negative thoughts to help you better cope with life’s ups and downs.
Catch it: Free
Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking.
My Possible Self: The Mental Health App: Free, with in-app purchases
Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. Record your experiences and track symptoms to better understand your mental health.
Apart of Me: Free
An app designed by grief experts and young people to help with bereavement.