Useful Links To Advise And Support
If you have any worries or concerns about your safety and well-being and you are unable to speak to a member of staff in school, you should speak to a trusted adult.
If you feel you have no one around you that you can speak to, you should contact one of these support lines or organisations:
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Kooth is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited service, providing a free, safe and non-judgemental place for young people to connect with others and know they are not alone. They have instant access to self-help materials, live moderated discussion forums and tools such as online journals and goal trackers. Young people can also contribute written pieces of work reflecting their own experiences, as well as accessing drop-in or booked sessions with professional counsellors from 12pm-10pm on weekdays and 6pm-10pm at weekends. Kooth is available to young people in Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster between the ages of 11-25 years and young people across Sheffield aged 11-18.
Samaritans – Call 116 123
SafeSpot – is an iPhone and Android app that promotes positive mental wellbeing in children and young people and has been designed to help children and young people with their coping skills.
The Think Ninja app educates 10–18-year-olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. It has been adapted to Covid-19 to bring self-help knowledge and skills to those who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.
Rotherham CAMHS Crisis Team – Call 01709 304808
Cruse Bereavement Care: Coronavirus, Bereavement and Grief online information, advice and support. Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Winston Wish – Support for grieving children
Qwell – Mental health support for adults
Online Safety Concerns
Worried about your safety and wellbeing or that of another child?
Rotherham Safeguarding Hub: 01709 336080
Sheffield Safeguarding Hub: 01124 2734855
In an emergency – 999