At The Boulevard Academy we have a wide range of support including-
- Class teachers
- Head of Year
- Senior Pastoral Support
- The Wellbeing Team
- External Support from Advotalk and Lifeskills
- HeadStart services which aims to:
“Enable children and young people to have positive mental health and wellbeing, thrive in ‘their communities’ and to ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges”
Please follow the link below to download their guide to see what additional services we can refer the students for.
To discuss any wellbeing issues please contact our Wellbeing team using the contact form at the bottom of this page or call The Boulevard Academy on 01482 217898 and ask for Mrs Bentley, Miss Scholes and Mrs Thackeray.
View the Boulevard Academy Wellbeing Leaflet here: TBA Wellbeing Leaflet
Coping at Christmas
Whether or not Christmas is part of your life, your mental health might be affected by it happening around you. It’s a time of year that often puts extra pressure on us, and can affect our mental health in lots of different ways. Please take a look in this guide from Mind which might be helpful to you.
Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.
- WHO TO CALL: Humber Young Peoples Urgent Mental Health 24/7 Helpline – call 01482 301701, press option 2. This helpline offers mental health support and advice for young people up to the age of 18 years in urgent need of help. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is also available for family members, carers and professionals who are concerned about a young person. You will speak to Call Handlers who are experienced in talking to young people and adults in distress and provide guidance to help you manage the situation and your feelings. They have information on all the health, social and voluntary services available to support you. They will refer to these services or make an appointment if this is needed. They may also decide you need a crisis response from our CAMHS Crisis Team. If this is the case the CAMHS Crisis Team will contact you to agree what support you need which could include a visit to your home from one of our CAMHS Crisis Clinicians.
- MIND support with downloadable resources- When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information – about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues – is vital. Click in the link below to find out more. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/
- APPS: There is an abundance of mental health apps available for you to download and utilise. Our pastoral team recommend Calm, Headspace, and Calm Harm. The NHS has also provided a full list of mental health apps which you can access here. Please be aware that while most of these apps are free to use, some do cost to use or have in-app purchasing. Please check with the bill payer before purchasing.
- BLOGS: Mental health blogs offer support, ideas and encouragement for those that are struggling with anxiety surrounding coronavirus or managing their mental health at home. Young Minds offers a variety of blogs on various topics based on young people’s mental health. Explore more here.
- ON MY MIND: On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health & wellbeing. These pages have been co-produced by young people to help other young people.
Staying connected and having a supportive community around you is key to managing your mental health.
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online support system for 11-25 year olds. It can allow users to receive one-to-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, receive and provide peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums, and read and contribute to mental health and wellbeing articles.
Have a look at the link to see the Topics being discussed in the Forums this month:
- Child Bereavement: Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. They have a dedicated area on their site which brings together relevant guidance and information to help support young people during this challenging time.
- Winston’s Wish: Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who support them. They have information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak, and updated services and opening times.
- Hope Again: Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care’s website for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. They also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Their advice for parents and guardians — outlining practical ways to support your child/young person after the death of a loved one — is especially relevant at this time.
- Grief Encounter: Grief Encounter is one of the UK’s leading bereaved child charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families. During this challenging period, they will be updating their advice regularly, and using their social media channels to offer additional support with counsellor-led activity suggestions to help parents and carers support their children at home.
- Cornerhouse: We work with young people in Hull around sexual health and emotional well-being. Find LGBTQ+ support groups, including Step Out Group, Trans Youth Hull, Shout and Lollipop. Click the link for meeting times and locations.
- The Proud Trust: The Proud Trust provide resources for LGBTQ+ young people including helpful information on coming out, religion and faith, and staying safe. They also share stories and experiences from other LGBTQ+ people.
- Stonewall: Our Children and Young People’s Services (CYPS) Champions programme helps local authorities and children and young people’s organisations put LGBTQ+ inclusion at the heart of their services to support children and young people.
- Mermaids: Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. We also currently offer web chat support to students up to the age of 25.
Trans Guides for Young People