Guidance

Mrs Leonie da Costa, Principal Teacher
Mr Mark Abenheimer, Principal Teacher

Coronavirus and your mental health

SAMH have released some information and guidance on how to support yourself and your child through what might be an anxious time. Please have a look at the link below for information.

Prevent Suicide Highland App

Prevent Suicide - Highland – Apps on Google Play

A suicide prevention app aimed at users in the Highland region of Scotland. Provides helpful info for those affected in any way by suicide, extensive contact details for services across the Highland area as well as allowing users to create their own safety plan.

Iphone App

Android App

Helplines

Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87
Childline – 0800 1111 (available 24 hours)
The Mix – 0808 808 4994 (16.00 – 23.00 daily)
Mikey’s line – 07779 303 303
Samaritans – 116 123
NHS 24 – 111
All free to call.

Websites

www.annafreud.org/children-young-people/youth-wellbeing
www.anxiety.org.uk
www.bumps2bairns.com/school-age/worries-and-anxieties
www.bumps2bairns.com/school-age/examstress
www.childline.org.uk
www.mentalhealth.org.uk
www.mind.org.uk
www.teenmentalhealth.org
www.mikeysline.co.uk
www.themix.org.uk
www.handsonscotland.co.uk
www.youngminds.org.uk
www.youthbeyondblue.com

Apps

Search in the app store for teen well-being or mindfulness aplications, such as:

Headspace
Mindshift CBT
Moodjuice
SAM: Self help for anxiety management
Youper
Prevent Suicide Highland

and if you like computer games you could try out http://www.superbetter.com

Exam Preparation and Support

If you have exams this year, the following links may be useful for your preparation and provide support.

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/41319.2543.html
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/exam-stress/
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress/

What to do while you are on the CAMHS waiting list?

If you are waiting for support from CAMHS you may find the following link to be useful: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/where-to-look-for-support-while-youre-on-the-camhs-waiting-list/

Mental Health Booklets

Attached are some booklets that come from the Mental Health Foundation that pupils and parents may find useful:

Looking after your mental health using exercise
Overcome Fear & Anxiety
Look after your mental health
Look after your mental health using mindfulness

Sexual Health and Relationship Education

Below is a link to the resources that Grantown Grammar uses to teach about Sexual Health

SHARE pdf

CHIP+ Parents Resource Pack – 2019

If you are a parent or carer of a young person who has an additional support need then CHIP+ have produced a parent’s resource pack which contains some vital information and contacts. This may aid you in supporting your child.

CHIP+ Parents Resource Pack – 2019

Work Opportunities

Useful website to help students find employment opportunities in the Highlands
Jobs in the Highlands

My World of Work


My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.
At school and right through to retirement, ‘My World of Work’ helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

  • Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
  • Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
  • Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
  • Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
  • Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work

Get the help you need for the career you want.

My World of Work is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports the people and businesses of Scotland.

hi-hope.org
This is an online resource containing what’s out there for young people leaving school in the Highlands.

Noticeboard

www.hi-hope.org/noticeboard

See the Noticeboard for:

« +16 Opportunities

« Volunteering and Work Experience for young people aged 16-30 throughout Highland

«  Calendar of events

Inverness College has provided us with information about the BKSB (Basic and Key Skill Builder) assessment tool that is used as part of the application process to assess the levels of skill in English and Maths in students.
There is a link on the hi-hope website to a YouTube clip and a free trial of BKSB to help support less-confident pupils prepare for the College interview process.  Click here for link.