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Supporting wellbeing in these uncertain times

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Rainbows have become the nation’s symbol of positivity in these strange and changing times, showing the importance of support, standing together, kindness and community at a time that is of significant challenge to so many of us.  It’s an apt symbol, given the brightness, colour and inclusivity that the rainbow is synonymous with. Across the country, children’s drawings of rainbows adorn windows to lift spirits and brighten people’s day.

But it’s also important to note that we can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. For a rainbow to be formed, there needs to be water droplets in the air and the light has to shine through those droplets at just the right angle. A rainbow represents the serenity that follows the storm.

There may be times when we experience our own personal ‘rain’ over the coming weeks and each and every one of us may need some help through that.  The first step is to talk to someone, to seek some support.  We, at Calthorpe Park, are here throughout. Our Pastoral Leaders can be contacted via Edulink and, in due course, Tutors will be contacting their tutees to check how things are going. We will offer any support that we can.

There is also a wealth of resource and support available in the wider community, both physical and digital and now, more than ever, we must all look out for ourselves and for others. Creating a routine whilst learning at home, keeping fit in spite of the current restrictions on our mobility, using the internet and social media responsibly and addressing stress and potential anxiety early are crucial to maintaining our personal health and well-being.

The links and information below are just a small selection of those which could provide additional help when needed:

Useful Websites and apps for young people:

Havant and East Hants Mind have launched a Freephone Crisis Line for young people aged 11-17 years old living in Hampshire & Isle of Wight (excluding Portsmouth & Southampton). 
 
The crisis line will provide immediate access to safe and confidential support for young people who need support with their mental health. We will provide crisis de-escalation, healthy coping skills and signposting to useful website and app resources.
The service launched on Monday 4th May 2020, and is available on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3pm – 8:30pm. 
Freephone: 0300 303 1590. 
 
 
Young Minds: youngminds.org.uk

NHS Fit and Healthy: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/free-fitness-ideas/

Hampshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health): https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/

Childline Calm Zone: Childline.org.uk

Mindful Gnats app
Memory Star app

And a useful number for parents: Young Minds Parents’ Helpline: Call – 08088025544 or email: parents@youngminds.org.uk

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms V. Lonsdale and our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mr D. Wyatt and Ms E. Jones. 
 
Parents, students and staff, thank you for your support in navigating this uncharted future.

The Senior Leadership Team
Calthorpe Park School

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