This is the page to come to if you need help with anything. We have tried to round up as much information as we can to help point you in the right direction.
Our Inclusion Team are able to support in a variety of ways and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are monitored during school hours.
Mental Health Support
In these difficult times we have to look after our mental health. For young people aged 11-25 there are forums, guides and counselling available at Kooth. If your child 0-25 needs support, get in touch with Pause by calling 0207 841 4470 or email email@example.com. Adults can get support from MIND by calling 0121 262 3555. Or for urgent help call Forward Thinking Birmingham on 0300 300 0099.
Help for Young People
If you’re worried about the impact of coronavirus on your mental health, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic is a new and uncertain time for all of us, so it is only natural that it will affect our mental health in different ways. However you are feeling right now is valid. With the right help and support, we can get through this.Find out more on the Young Minds website.
Coping With Lockdown - Most of the UK has gone into a temporary lockdown again. For lots of people this will be really difficult. ChildLine have some great resources for young people to look through. Whatever’s happening, there are ways to cope and help everyone stay safe.
The Mental Health Foundation have some amazing website pages to help young people during the pandemic. They also made available a booklet called The Anxious Child for parents and carers wanting to know more about anxiety in children and young people.
Help With Technology
We understand that home learning is challenging in many ways, and we want to make it as easy as we can for you. We have managed to loan close to 100 devices to students to allow them to access the learning that school is providing. If you are having difficulties with accessing the required technology, please let us know by filling in this form, and we will do our very best to assist.
Vodafone have also provided school with a number of data SIMs that we can give to parents to allow them to have free data for home learning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think this would help you.
If you’ve lost your job, or are struggling for food or rent there are services that can help. Local welfare provision can make a big difference if you are in a crisis and need food, fuel or basic white goods. Discretionary Housing Payments may be able to help with rent. And there are food banks across Birmingham that are here to help.
Problems with Drugs & Alcohol
A new, discrete app called Staying Free is available on Android or Apple. Use the code “birmingham11” for pre-paid access. To speak to someone call Change Grow Live.
It’s a terrible time to lose a loved one — you can get help by calling 0121 687 8010 or from Cruse.
Early Help for Families
If anyone in your family needs more help, from public services or community groups, then please contact our voluntary sector local leads. We have ten areas which can connect you to support across the city.
If you are worried about a child, please call Birmingham’s Children's Advice and Support Service on 0121 303 1888. In an emergency, including child abuse, contact the Police on 999. You can also chat to the Police.