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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 websites and numbers you might find useful:

General Concerns

Talkshop

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…

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:

YoungMinds 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

Essential support for under 25s
0808 808 4994
www.themix.org.uk

Free, 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 Friendly, Confidential drugs advice
www.talktofrank.com
0300 123 6600

Early Break – a specialist treatment, information and support service for children and young people who used drugs and/or alcohol in the North West.
www.earlybreak.co.uk

Bullying

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

Friends, Family & Home

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

Supporting victims of honour based abuse & forced marriage
karmanirvana.org.uk

Sexual Health & Wellbeing

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

Supporting Young People Online (Reporting any Concerns)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command
www.ceop.police.uk

Online resource for young people (11-18) to provide information and guidance across 7 categories including relationships, socialising online, abuse and more:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_18/

LGBT Support

The Proud Trust
07813 981338 www.theproudtrust.org

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

Online Support from 42nd Street

Feeling stressed or down? Aged 13-25?
You can now access 42nd Street’s one-to-one support online.

To recieve weekly support from one of their workers, simply register at onlinesupport.42ndstreet.org.uk.

At Home

  • Achieve 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

  • 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 one of the counsellors employed by the school.

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.bright-futures.co.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.bright-futures.co.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 TutorMr Lovelady
– Assistant Senior TutorMrs Clutton

Year 8

– Senior TutorMrs Marler
– Assistant Senior TutorMiss Benson

Year 9

– Senior TutorMr Flanagan
– Assistant Senior TutorMiss Wells

Year 10

– Senior TutorMrs Carradus
– Assistant Senior TutorMs Payne

Year 11

– Senior TutorMiss Lloyd
– Assistant Senior TutorMr Wilkinson
Lead Senior TutorsMiss Wright

Year 12

– Senior TutorMrs K Langridge

Year 13

– Senior TutorMiss M Hickman
Vice PrincipalMrs Ogunmyiwa
Pastoral AssistantMrs Prichard
Head of Sixth FormMr S Davenport
Sixth Form OfficeMrs Quigley, Ms Egan
Higher Education Co-ordinatorMrs Edmundson
SEN and EAL Co-ordinatorMrs Hughes
Anti bullying & WellbeingMiss Wright
Designated Safeguarding & BehaviourMrs Ogunmyiwa

 

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