At New College Durham we take the safety and wellbeing of everyone seriously we have developed links to allow parents with information which is intended to help us to keep your child safe.
Fundamentally, if you child has a safeguarding/prevent concern they should be encouraged to raise either with yourselves or the College.
As well as the reporting mechanism and the education on safeguarding and Prevent issues, we provide:
This website contains information on mental health, and where to get support. It includes links to other services, videos and podcasts.
Support for young carers (5-18) who are looking after family members affected by physical or mental health issues or substance misuse.Fixers are tackling a huge range of issues by creating an enormous variety of resources, including short films and documentaries, animations, music videos, viral ads, websites, apps, books, promotional literature, teaching packs, school workshops, and more.
In this video I explore the benefits of establishing a daily routine when managing depression. I consider things like sleep, mealtimes and self-care and how we can work to regularise these activities in order to boost our physical and mental resilience.
In this video I explore 6 strategies that you can use to make life more manageable for a young person (or any person) who is struggling with anxiety. These ideas are primarily aimed at teachers or parents supporting a child or young person, but would also be useful if you are an adult facing anxiety, or supporting a friend.
In this video I help you prepare to visit your GP / Doctor about your mental health. It can feel like a big step booking and attending this first appointment so I've tried to walk you through to help you feel more confident and enable you to take steps to ensure that the appointment goes well.