Mental Health Awareness Week 18th - 24th May

Mental Health is more important than ever right now. The 18th - 24th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week and we are going to highlight some resources to support you during the week. Let's work towards happy and healthy bodies and minds together.

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th - 24th May

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. 

Please find below a number of links to resources to support you and your staff, pupils and families in working towards happy and healthy minds.

Every Mind Matters 

Mental Health Awareness Week - All about Kindness

Wellbeing Self Assessment tool

Kindness Calendar

 Talking to your Children  about the coronavirus

Youth Sport Trust Active Minds - Rachael M

 If you or someone you know is struggling with Mental Health, please do seek assistance, as no-one is alone during these strange times. 

For help or support here are a few points of contact:

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

Anxiety UK Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm) Website: Bipolar UK A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Website: CALM CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) Website: Men's Health Forum 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email. Website: Mental Health Foundation Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Website: Mind Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: No Panic Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge Website: PAPYRUS Young suicide prevention society. Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) Website: Rethink Mental Illness Support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) Website: Samaritans Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: SANE Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm) Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: Peer support forum: Website: YoungMinds Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) Website: Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence) NSPCC Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty. Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline) 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) Website: Refuge Advice on dealing with domestic violence. Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling) Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) Website: Take care, stay safe, stay home and stay active.

South Bucks SGO Area

The South Bucks SGO area and Sports Partnership is hosted by Alfriston School. Alfriston School is a special needs girl's school based in Beaconsfield. Alfriston is the Lead Inclusion School for Buckinghamshire and we believe in 'a sporting chance for every child'. We have a comprehensive calendar of School Games Inclusive competitions and festivals throughout the year and work with a number of County and community partners to bring about the best opportunities for staff and pupils in Bucks.