The school has access to a number of agencies who can provide support for students and their families. Please read through the following information and speak to the school if we can help any further. 

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The Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust have released a telephone/text number which young people can use to contact the school nurse. The details are: 

Organisation: Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust 

Service: Derbyshire School Nurse 

For: Young people aged 11-19 in Derbyshire County 

Response Time: Within 24 hours, 9am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) 

Telephone Number:  07507 330025 

Hub of Hope  

This website provides a database of support that enables you to search for nearby services, including a ‘talk now’ feature: Hub of hope  

Kooth 

This website provides free, safe and anonymous online counselling: Kooth

Kooth Flyer

Anxiety 

This booklet is a resource to give you some information about: 

  • What anxiety is 
  • How to spot the signs 
  • Tips for parents 
  • Tips for young people 
  • Where you can find more help 

Parent Impact

Self-Harm – A Guide for Families 

This booklet is a useful guide for families concerned about self harm. 

Self Harm Parent Guide

Teenage Depression 

Depression isn’t exclusive to adults – it can affect anyone.  The persistent and long-lasting unhappiness characterising depression can have an enormous impact on how a young person thinks, behaves and feels. 

This following document from Priory’s Group Associate Medical Director and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, explains the common causes of depression, the signs that can indicate that your teenager may be suffering and what can you do to help them. 

Teenage Depression

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds) 

Young Minds have provided families with some simple advice about supporting their children during exam time. Tips include: 

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing. 
  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals. 
  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens. 
  • Remain positive and hopeful! 
  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible. 
  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine 

An Emotionally Healthy Approach to GCSEs

Wilsthorpe School receive from Derbyshire Police a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.  This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Children’s Services.  We are committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.  

The Hideout  

This website from Women’s Aid is a space to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you: The Hideout   

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem. Wilsthorpe School is here to support all young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Helen Scott at scotth@wilsthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk or 0115 9729421. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

Families may sometimes need extra support to help their children be happy, safe and do as well as possible in life. The Multi Agency Team (MAT) is a consent-based early help service with staff from a variety of professional backgrounds. The team includes: 

  • Family Support Workers 
  • Family Support Assistants 
  • Personal Advisors 
  • Children’s Centre team 

To make a referral please speak to Student Support in school or call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. 

Below is a list of contacts, links to websites and advice forums which you may also find useful: 

  • Childline – 0800 1111 
  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000 
  • Drink Line   – 0800 917 8282 
  • Frank – National Drugs Helpline  – 0300 123 6600
  • NHS Smoking Helpline    – 0800 169 0169 
  • Victim Support line   – 0845 3030900 
  • Samaritans   – 08457 909090 
  • NHS Direct   –  Physical and Mental Health – 0845 4647 
  • Derbyshire School Nurses – Meet the Team   
  • NHS Choices – Links to support lines for Mental Health
  • NHS Live Well – Advice on various topics, including Sexual Health 
  • Respect Yourself – An app with positive messages to help support young people’s mental health
  • Relate – Counselling and support for Relationships – Young People
  • Young MindsParent Helpline for worries about your child’s Mental Health and wellbeing 0808 802 5544 (9.30-4pm on weekdays) 
  • Mind – Advice for Mental Health including Self-Harming 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 (9am-6pm on weekdays)