Keeping safe and well whilst learning from home
It is important to keep your body and mind healthy whilst you are learning from home, and to take care when spending time online. Here are some useful resources for pupils and families during the period of school closure.
Remember you can always contact us if you need support or just want to talk to someone. We are only a phone-call away.
Year 7 - Miss Wallbank - Chelsea.Wallbank@Midlandat.co.uk
Year 8 - Miss Coxon - Laura.Coxon@Midlandat.co.uk
Year 9 - Miss Bates -
Year 10 - Miss Merrigan Millie.Merrigan@Midlandat.co.uk
Year 11 - Mrs Gittings Susan.Gittings@Midlandat.co.uk
Keeping Safe Online
You may be spending a lot of time online right now. You must remember to keep safe and avoid negative messages online. The websites below contain information to help keep you safe online.
Internet Matters - Advice for parents and carers on how to keep children safe online
Think You Know - Advice about staying safe when you are on a phone, tablet or computer
CEOP - can help IF you are worried about online sexual abuse, or the way someone has been communicating with you online
Net Aware - Has information for parents and pupils about individual apps, as well as tips on how to stay safe online
Keeping active is a great way to improve your health and to blow off steam. You are allowed to exercise daily – even a quick walk around your local area will make a big difference.
The Youth Sport Trust - Have lots of tips for students keeping active.
Change for Life - Advice on how to eat well and move more
Action for Healthy Kids - Support healthy eating, social emotional health, and physical activity.
You may be finding coping with coronavirus to be difficult. We all need to stay safe whilst looking after ourselves and others.
Tips, advice and guidance from Young Minds on where to get support for your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic
Taking care of your own wellbeing is important. Talk to someone if you are finding life difficult right now.
NHS advice site for parents and carers
Videos and advice from the NHS about how to take care of yourself during lockdown
An online mental health community - articles, discussion boards, text chat and more
Need to Talk?
If you feel like you need help, or just need someone to talk to, there are many organisations out there . Don't wait until you feel overwhelmed - if you need help, call. They won't think you are wasting their time, and will be happy to listen. Many offer text or chat services too.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime. Phone: 0800 1111 or use the online chat app.
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. You don't have to be suicidal to call us. We are here for you if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone. Phone: 116 123.
The Mix offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them. Email support available via their online contact form. Free 1-2-1 webchat service available. Free short-term counselling service available. Phone: 0808 808 4994 Opening times: 4pm - 11pm, seven days a week.
PAPYRUS UK - Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact 0800 0684141. 9am-12am 7 days a week.
Young Minds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.
Rise provides emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Rise are providing a 24/7 helpline run by qualified mental health clinicians to be there for you to contact when you need support and advice to prevent crisis escalation. If you are calling between the hours of 8am and 8pm: 02476 641799. If you are calling between the hours of 8pm and 8am: 02476 938000.
Act for Autism is a social enterprise that provides unique insights about autism via specialist workshops and coaching for parents, carers and teachers, autistic children and young adults.
Support in Your Area
Warwickshire County Council's site has links to all local support available, as well as guidance and advice
See below, more useful links for local support:
Rise – Emotional Wellbeing during COVID-19
Mind – Coventry & Warwickshire
YBM – Mental Health Project
Other Key Contacts
- Warwickshire Welfare Scheme
- Bereavement Support - COVID – 19 Support WES EPShelpline@cruse.org.uk or 0808 808 1677
- Family Information Service
- Local Food Bank arrangements/voucher collection
- Domestic Abuse Helpline
- Citizens Advice Service
- Young Carers - 02476 217740