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Wellbeing

Looking After Myself

Most teenagers will experience emotional ups and downs at some point whilst they are at secondary school. The pastoral team at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls are here to support you (this includes your form tutor, senior tutor/assistant senior tutor). We have put together a list of websites/apps that offer advice and information about a range of issues, which you might find helpful. The full list and links are available on the school website, under Life at School, Wellbeing.

Below are a list of numbers you might find useful:

GENERAL CONCERNS

TalkshopTALKSHOP

Talkshop is a specialist advice and information service for young people aged between 13 and 19 years old*. Based at Sale Waterside, our aim is to support the needs of young people through offering a variety of services in a young person friendly environment
0161 912 2453 www.talkshoptrafford.co.uk

 

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Mental Health Includes Everyone’s

Emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

It affects how we think, feel, and act.

It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

 

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. We have to look after our mind like we do our body...We all have mental health, just as we have physical health.
We have to look after our mind like we do our body…

Unfortunately, stigma can be attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling. Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives.

For information on mental health and ways to maintain positive mental
health visit:

Mental Health Foundationwww.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

YoungmindsYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
If you need to talk to someone about your mental health or about any issues or concerns call

 

BlueSciSupport
Bluesci support in Trafford
0161 912 3560
www.bluesci.org.uk

 

Kooth.comFree, safe and anonymous online support for young people
http://kooth.com

 

Other Support, Guidance and Advice
is available from some of the following services:

Drugs

Talk to Frank

Talk To Frank Friendly, Confidential drugs advice
www.talktofrank.com
0300 123 6600

 

Phoenix-futuresPhoenix Futures The Charity that is confident about recovery
www.phoenix-futures.org.uk/trafford-young-people’s-service
0161 905 1013

 

Bullying

Online, On the phone, Anytime www.childline.org.uk  0800 1111Online, On the phone, Anytime
www.childline.org.uk
0800 1111

Friends, Family & Home

NSPCCThe UK Children’s Charity
www.nspcc.org.uk
0808 800 500

Sexual Health & Wellbeing

BrookSexual health & wellbeing for under 25s
www.brook.org.uk

Supporting Young People Online (reporting any concerns)

 

LGBT Support

The_proud_trustThe Proud Trust
07813 981338 www.theproudtrust.org

42nd Street
0161 228 7321 http://42ndstreet.org.uk

At Home

  • At HomeAchieve a balance between school work and hobbies and things you enjoy doing, sports, music, art etc.
  • Don’t take mobile devices to your bedroom when you are going to sleep.
  • Try to eat well, keep hydrated.
  • Sleep well, try and maintain regular sleeping habits.
  • Talk to your parents/carers.
  • Talk to your friends.

In School

AGGS

  • Talk to someone, a wellbeing ambassador, an anti- bullying ambassador, a teacher, form tutor, senior tutor/assistant senior tutor, Miss Wright, Mrs Ogunmyiwa, Mrs Galvin.
  • You can ask for a referral to the school nurse or one of the counsellors employed by the school.

 

What Can I Talk to My School Nurse About?

  • What Can I Talk to My School Nurse About?Healthy eating and exercise
  • Growing up
  • Medical conditions
  • Immunisations
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Local support groups
  • Family distress
  • Bullying
  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Relationships and sex
  • Or any other health matter that is worrying you.

 

Confidentiality

Before you talk to your School Nurse about sex, drugs, alcohol or any other issue, you may be worried that your parents will be told. Your School Nurse follows a professional code of practice which makes sure you have the same right to privacy and confidentiality as an adult. This means they must not pass on any information about your visit unless you are at risk of harm; even then your School Nurse must discuss it with you first.

Telephone Number School Nurse – 0161 912 2340

 

Who to Contact

If you are in Main School, do not forget that you can also talk to your Senior Tutor or Assistant Senior Tutor about something you are worried about. Come to see one of us at the Senior Tutor Office or email pastoral@aggs.bfet.uk for an appointment.

Parents –

please phone 0161 912 5912 to ask to speak to your daughter’s Senior Tutor or Assistant Senior Tutor.

If you are in the Sixth Form you can always talk to your Senior Tutor or Mrs Galvin. Or you can e-mail sixthformadmin@aggs.bfet.uk for an appointment (and do not forget to say who you would like this appointment with). Sixth Form parents please phone the Sixth Form Centre (0161 912 5 911 – Mrs Quigley or Ms Egan) to ask to speak with Mrs Galvin or to make an appointment to come into the Sixth Form to meet with a member of staff.

Parents should also note that all these websites are full of information for parents and all the organisations are happy to give parents any help if they have any concerns.

Year 7 Senior Tutor Mr Lovelady
Assistant Senior Tutor Mrs Clutton
Year 8 Senior Tutor Miss Dodd
Assistant Senior Tutor Miss Benson
Year 9 Senior Tutor Mr Flanagan
Assistant Senior Tutor Miss Hickman
Year 10 Senior Tutor Mrs Carradus
Assistant Senior Tutor Ms Payne
Year 11 Senior Tutor Miss Lloyd
Assistant Senior Tutor Mr Wilkinson
Lead Senior Tutors Miss Wright
Year 12 Senior Tutor Mrs Langridge
Year 13 Senior Tutor Mrs Downing
Vice Principal Mrs Ogunmyiwa
Pastoral Assistant Mrs Prichard
Head of Sixth Form Mrs Galvin
Sixth Form Office Mrs Quigley, Ms Egan
Higher Education Co-ordinator Dr Welch
SEN and EAL Co-ordinator Mrs Hughes
Anti bullying & Wellbeing Miss Wright
Designated Safeguarding & Behaviour Mrs Ogunmyiwa