Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being for Students

There are many different mediums of support available to students at the College.

These come in the form of both our pastoral support teams which are described in more detail here and a range of recommended resources which students can access.  These resources can be accessed here, via the tabs, or there are many texts available in the Reading room as well as the Sixth Form library in the SFSA. We encourage our students to ask for help when they need it and to not be afraid to let their pastoral teams know if they are worried about a friend. An ideal way to do this is by emailing help@uckfield.college which is checked daily.


If you are in CRISIS, contact:

Your Pastoral Leader and Ms Butcher, h.butcher@uckfield.college

 

Samaritans: Phone 116 123

Childline: Phone 0800 1111

Papyrus HOPELINEUK: Phone 0800 0684141

SHOUT: Text the word SHOUT to 85258

CRISIS Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741


If you would like to TALK to somebody, contact:

  • Form Mentor
  • Pastoral Leader
  • Director of Year
  • Ms Butcher, h.butcher@uckfield.college
  • Mr Davison, j.davison@uckfield.college
  • Ms Alvarez, s.alvarez@uckfield.college
  • Ms Fassam, g.fassam@uckfield.college
  • Mr King, College Counsellor (you should be referred by your Pastoral Leader or Director of Year) (find drop in time and contact details)

E-motion: a free online counselling project for young people aged 12-18 years who live in East Sussex

i-Rock East Sussex: a virtual drop-in for those aged 14-25 and who live in East Sussex

Childline: phone 0800 1111

The Mix: support for under 25s. Phone 0808 808 4994. Up to 8 free counselling sessions either by phone or webchat

ChatHealth: NHS confidential texting service for young people aged 11-19. Text 07507 332473 (the number is monitored by the School Health Service, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

  • Community School Nurse from East Sussex School Health Service: Students can be referred to the Community School Nurse by the PALs or our Lead First Aider.

Pastoral Leaders (PALs)

The PALs are available for drop-in conversations at break, lunchtime, before and after school to talk to students about any worries or personal issues they might be having; these can be issues involving learning as well as family and relationship worries. If a student wants to talk with a PAL at any other time, they should email the PAL for an appointment.

The role of the PAL is to support students’ welfare, well-being and self-esteem so they can achieve their potential. They can provide intensive mentoring, anger management, anxiety support, help with self-regulation and therapeutic coaching for students.

  • Year 7 - TBA
  • Year 8 - Richard Stonebanks - r.stonebanks@uckfield.college
  • Year 9 - Di Ricketts - d.ricketts@uckfield.college
  • Year 10 - Jo Ogden - j.ogden@uckfield.college
  • Year 11 - Laura Burton - l.burton@uckfield.college
  • Sixth Form - Maxine Evans - m.evans@uckfield.college

Directors of Year (DoY)

Their role is to identify issues that might impact the year group, to be able to provide relevant PDT to support students, and to create an in-year ethos, identity and sense of belonging.

  • Y7 - Toby Meanwell - t.meanwell@uckfield.college
  • Y8 - Sarah Shipley - s.shipley@uckfield.college
  • Y9 - Beth Brown - b.brown@uckfield.college
  • Y10 - Eoin Mitchell - e.mitchell@uckfield.college
  • Y11 - Lianne Shaw - l.shaw@uckfield.college
  • Sixth Form - Sam Alvarez - s.alvarez@uckfield.college, Ben McLachlan - b.mclachlan@uckfield.college, Stephen Simmons - s.simmons@uckfield.college

Community School Nurse from East Sussex School Health Service

  • Students can be referred to the Community School Nurse by the PALs or our Lead First Aider.
  • They deal with both physical as well as emotional issues that the student might have.

ChatHealth is a text-only service for 11-19s which is monitored Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Text: 07507 332473


College Counsellor

The counsellor works in college every week and students can be referred to him via the PALs and the Directors of Year.


If you would like to FIND OUT MORE about your mental wellbeing:

Students can access the team of people above and can also find information and advice on a variety of issues via the links below (listed alphabetically). There is also a Wellbeing library of resources in the Reading Room and the Sixth Form Study Area.

 

Addiction:

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Anger:

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Anxiety:

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Bullying:

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If you are experiencing online bullying, or something else online has worried you, please speak to an adult you trust or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at 

Childline

 

 

Caring for Someone:

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Depression:

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Drinking and Drugs:

Frank 200      Nacoa 200      Addaction 200

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Eating Disorders:

Beat logo 200      Mayo clinic 200      Nhs logo 200 0

 

      Logo teenshealth 200      Youngminds logo 200      Stem logo new 200

 

 

Friends and Relationships:

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General Wellbeing and Advice:

Connextions360 logo 200      The mix 200      Rise above 200

 

      Open for parents 200      Mind logo 200      Stem logo new 200

 

ChatHealth - Advice for Teens in East Sussex

Text: 07507 332 473

This service is provided by the East Sussex School Health Service for young people aged 11-19. You will get a reply within 24 hours from an NHS School Nurse between 8.30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
 

 

Good Diet and Nutrition:

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Health, Resilience and Wellbeing:

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How you Look:

Youngminds logo 200      Logo teenshealth 200

 

Mental Health:

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      Stem logo new 200


 

Mindfulness:

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Online Safety:

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Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

 

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

 

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If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

 Childline


 

Puberty:

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Radicalisation:

Educate against hate 200      Hope not hate 200      Lets talk about it 200


 

Self Harm:

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      Nspcc 200


 

Self Image:

Logo teenshealth 200      Youngminds logo 200


 

Sexting:

Childline

 

Sexuality:

Sexwise 200      Nhs logo 200 0      Stonewall uk 200

      Allsorts 200



 

Suicidal Thoughts:

Papyrus 200