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Resources for emotional wellbeing

Buckinghamshire Wellbeing Resources

Bucks Wellbeing Resources is a local directory of organisations that support wellbeing in school communities based on the principles of social scaffolding, as shared in the DfE Wellbeing for Education training offered to all Buckinghamshire schools.

Emotional wellbeing E-Learning

Extensive Emotional wellbeing e-learning is available to all professionals that work with children and young people aged 0-19 years. visit minded.org.uk

Young Minds Tools and Toolkits

The Young Minds tools and toolkits are specifically designed to help professionals improve children's and young people's mental health.

Schools in Mind

Schools in Mind is a free network for education professionals who shares practical, academic, and clinical expertise about mental health and wellbeing in schools and FE colleges. Visit Schools in Mind

5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing

View the 5-Steps evidence-based framework developed by mental health experts and teachers, for teachers to create a school or college-wide approach to mental health and wellbeing

Suicide Prevention and Postvention Guide for Bucks

This guide has been developed to assist schools and colleges in Buckinghamshire to reduce deaths by suicide and respond effectively to any death by suicide within the school or college community. This local guide has been developed based on the framework of the Papyrus Guide and includes Buckinghamshire local information and support agencies available to support schools and colleges in preparing for and responding to a student death by suicide.

Buckinghamshire Prevention and Postvention Guide (Download)

Know Before You Go

This an e-resource that is intended for Year 12-13 students, and the educators who support them, as they transition from school/college to university. This is a life-skills resource that helps to anticipate, identify and navigate situations encountered when entering higher education. It contains information on many topics including paying bills, study skills, housemate issues, and identity questions. Also embedded throughout the resource, is how to maintain good mental health and seek help as needed. The guide can be accessed via studentminds.org.uk

Transition to Higher Education

The following resources have been prepared by Buckinghamshire Mind for the transition to Higher Education

School Zone

Explore flexible teaching resources from Change4Life for primary school classes and be inspired by the mental wellbeing resources for Year 6 and secondary schools. Visit Public Health England School Zone

Rise Above

Rise Above is a website created by young people for young people. It is a free resource that aims to build emotional resilience in individuals aged 11 to 16 and equips them with the skills and knowledge required for making informed decisions. It also encourages conversations about key health and wellbeing issues affecting teens and young people. Visit Rise Above

Help and support

Buckinghamshire Children and Mental Health Service

Bucks CAMHS are specialist mental health services for children and young people provided by the NHS. Visit the NHS Buckinghamshire Children and Mental Health Website

NHS School Nursing Service

Every school in Buckinghamshire has a named Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. Information and contact details can be found on the School Nursing Website

Switch Bucks

Switch Bucks is an alcohol and drug service working with young people aged 10 to 18 (or 25 where appropriate) across Buckinghamshire. Switch offers support and information and helps young people to develop life skills to make healthy choices around their alcohol and drug use. Visit Switch Bucks

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK provides confidential support, information, and guidance to families and professionals. Visit Child Bereavement UK

Buckinghamshire Mind

Buckinghamshire Mind’s CYP Services provide the following support to children, young people, and the adults who support them:

Kooth

Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous online mental health support for children and young aged 11-18 years and residents in Bucks. Visit Kooth.com

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