Safeguarding support for the holidays
In the case of an emergency where there is a serious risk of harm or safety please call 999 to speak to the emergency services.
If you are concerned for a child or young persons safety and wellbeing and feel that they are at risk of abuse please visit https://peterborough-self.achieveservice.com/service/Childrens_Services_online_referral_form to make a referral to Childrens social care or call 01733 234724.
Please see below for some useful link to mental health and emotional wellbeing that can be accessed by students and parents:
- Young People's Counselling Service
- Students against depression
- Keep your head
- Young minds
- Parent mental health support - Young minds
- Staying Alive app
- NHS Choices
Help for Suicidal Thoughts
Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.
Telephone Number: 116 123
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.
Text Shout to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Telephone Number: 0300 123 3393
Side by side - on-line support community
The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers, and mental health workers.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis. CALM’s helpline 0800 58 58 58 and web-chat are for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. The services are open 5pm–midnight daily and are free, anonymous, and confidential. For access or to find more information visit thecalmzone.ne
HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141
Worried about someone? Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide
Molly Rose Foundation
The aim of the Molly Rose Foundation is suicide prevention, targeted towards young people under the age of 25. Many young people feel they are a burden or undeserving of support. By asking the question, you are showing that you are ready to listen and will help them to access support. Not asking is too great a risk to take. We want to help spot those suffering from mental illness and connect them to the help, support, and practical advice they need.
Kooth.com is an online counselling service that provides vulnerable young people, between the ages of 11 and 25, with advice and support for emotional or mental health problems. Kooth.com offers users a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way to access help
Helpline: 0800 11 11
Coping with suicidal feelings
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Suicidal Feelings Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.
Students Against Depression
Are you depressed or anxious?
Self Help Resources
Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance, and resources to those affected by low mood, depression, and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies, and advice of students themselves – after all, who are better placed to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome.
SOS Silence of Suicide
For support call: 0300 1020 505 (midday to midnight daily)
We support everyone affected by suicide, whether they be bereaved, having thoughts of suicide, or have attempted suicide. Everyone is vulnerable, especially right now when the world as we know it has changed, bringing mental health fragilities to those who have never experienced them and an escalation of poor mental health for vulnerable people who were already struggling. The shame, stigma and silence that surrounds not just suicide, but mental health generally, is something we are passionate about changing. No one should feel judged. No one should feel awkward. No one should feel isolated, we will continue to support everyone and anyone who needs our help.