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Wellbeing

This page includes resources to help support your mental health and wellbeing, whether you are a student, member of staff or a parent. Students today must learn to navigate a complex and ever changing world, facing challenges and pressures in many areas of their life. Parents and staff may need guidance in how to support them or with managing their own mental health and wellbeing; the links and apps we have referenced will help you to manage your mental wellbeing.

If you are a student with concerns or you are worried about your child, please email Student Welfare in the first instance and we will do our best to help.

Covid-19 advice

Buckinghamshire 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
This is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust during the coronavirus pandemic 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It temporarily replaces 111 for people who need mental health care and their situation it is not life threatening. Buckinghamshire residents of all ages can call when they need advice about how to manage their symptoms, to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals.  Below are their telephone numbers:

01865 904997 - Adults 
01865 904998 - Children and young people

Helpful websites about Covid-19 for parents and young people:

Mental health during a lockdown

Below is advice  from the Oxwell School Study on how secondary students managed during lockdown, there are some really useful tips included!

General wellbeing

Sleep

  • Why aren’t I sleeping well? Exercise, artificial light (e.g. screens), sleep schedule, anxiety, late night snacks, temperature.
  • Amount of sleep needed for 14-17 year olds: 8-10 hours per night
  • Solutions for bad sleep: How to sleep better and Sleep tips for teens.
  • Apps to aid sleep: Relax melodies or pzizz

Exercise

  • 50% of students in years 7-12 exercising less in lockdown than before.  
  • Younger year-groups have struggled more to get as much exercise during lockdown as they had beforehand.
  • Stay healthy and exercise:  som.org, 12 week fitness plan and How to exercise at home.

Loneliness

Students

There is lots of information in these links and apps that can help with your mental health and emotional wellbeing:

Parents

These links and apps contain lots of advice to help you support both your child’s and your own mental health and wellbeing:

Staff

These links and apps can help to support your emotional wellbeing, as well as your colleagues and your students: