Coronavirus and your wellbeing

In support of the Mental Health Awareness week (18 – 24 May) and its key theme this year – kindness, the staff of Kettlethorpe considered what kindness means to them and share it here with us. Have a look:

How to cope with this situation?

We are living in unusual times. Covid-19 is a new illness that is affecting how we live our normal lives and as a result, we are all having to make changes to try and protect ourselves, loved ones and strangers.​

It is important that as well as protecting ourselves physically, we consider the impact this could have on our mental health.​

Have a look at a full guide written by our Whole School SEMH Coordinator.

Support in school

We have an email address for each year group so if you need support or advice you can email us. If it is mental health related one of the pastoral team will contact you or forward it to the SEMH team who can offer additional support:

Year7CV@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk

Year8CV@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk

Year9CV@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk

Year10CV@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk

Year11CV@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk

Extra support

Local NHS offers 24 hour mental health helpline

Young Minds, the mental health charity, has specific help for how to look after your mental health whilst social distancing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Young Minds provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

Childline also offers advice on how to cope with schools closing: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/

Childline phone 0800 1111 (24 hours)

MindMate https://www.mindmate.org.uk/  If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support.

The Mix http://www.themix.org.uk/  Information, support and listening for people under 25. Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours)

Kooth offers mental welfare community support on https://www.kooth.com/