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Wellbeing at Home
We understand that this is a difficult time for families. Please see our short film below for ideas on how to cope with stress and anxiety during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Watch the HATO guide to coping with stress and anxiety during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Our aim within Harris Academy Tottenham is to always prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils and our staff. Through curriculum and pastoral provisions, alongside targeted interventions, we support our community to develop their own psychological toolkit, and ensure that everyone knows where to turn if they need help or support.
Our whole-academy approach to mental health and wellbeing is vital for ensuring that our young people flourish, learn and succeed. We ensure that we are providing opportunities for them, and the adults around them, to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience and encourage them to thrive in all areas of their lives.
To ensure the best possible outcomes for all members of our community, all parts of the Academy work together and are committed to improving wellbeing. It is continuous a partnership between governors, senior leaders, teachers and all Academy staff, as well as parents, carers and the wider community.
We are dedicated to supporting all members of our community. If you are looking for help, then you can always find someone to support you within the Academy. See our Keeping Safe page for details of who to contact.
For more help and advice, the following links may be useful.
- Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.
- All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
- Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, Three, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
- Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25.
- Call our free helpline for confidential, expert advice on 0808 802 5544.
- Available Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm- available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Out of our operating hours, you can contact the Parent Helpline via our online contact form.
- Kooth.com is free online mental wellbeing community.
- Access free, safe and anonymous support.
- Get advice and free counselling services at kooth.com
- Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
- Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours).
- Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online.
- Information, support and listening for people under 25.
- Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours).
- Get support online.
- 24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Adults included.)
- Phone 116 123 (24 hours).
Keeping Safe Online
As a result of the shift to online learning, it's even more important that pupils are clear on how they need to keep themselves safe online. The resources below provide some helpful assistance for both pupils and families.
NetAware - NSPCC
You can learn more by accessing the website here.
It’s not always easy to know what’s safe online and what’s not. Childline's advice can help you to keep safe and to know what to do when things go wrong.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Top Tips
The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced top tips for using the iPad safely and responsibility. Click on the image to download.
You should be encouraging your child to take regular breaks from screen usage. You could utilise some of the activities from our wellbeing page for that purpose.
For further guidance around screen time and how to manage this for young people, please see this article from the UK Safer Internet Centre.