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COVID-19 Updates

Updated 3rd April 2020 14:30pm

Please refer to the linked documents below for a chronological order of letters and documents. The most recent documents at the top.

Justine Mason

Principal

 

Safeguarding  

Your safety continues to be of utmost importance. Please look at the Young Devon Wellbeing toolkit for useful tips. You will continue to be able to access your tutor, Head of House/Year and Key pastoral staff by email. 

If you have any safeguarding concerns for yourself or another Hele’s School student, please send a message to the safeguarding team safeguarding@heles.plymouth.sch.uk  

If you are in immediate danger please dial 999 or contact Plymouth Gateway on 01752 668000 if you have concerns outside of school hours.

If parents have any safeguarding concerns please contact the safeguarding team through the email link above or by contacting Plymouth Gateway if out of school hours.

Wellbeing

Please expand the information sections below as appropriate.

Students
 

Student COVID-19 Information Pamphlet

The Importance of Motivation Pamphlet

Kooth.com - online support for young people

We would like to remind you of the availability of this online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of students.

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. 

Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards.  All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

They have created additional COVID 19 themed content being and provided the space for discussion threads led by young people and pre-moderated.  See below:

Current Coronavirus themed support on Kooth led by Young People:

  • Peer Support Thread
  • School and College Support Thread (Resource share/Homeschooling tips/exams etc)

Current Coronavirus themed articles:

  • Coronavirus: Q&A
  • Coronavirus: The Latest
  • 10 Ways We Can Manage Coronavirus Panic
  • Safety tips for isolation
  • Create your own self care box

To find out more visit www.Kooth.com  where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.

You can also view a short video about the service here.  

Parents
 

Parent Guide - 20th March

Government guidance to support mental health and wellbeing

Government easy read guide to Coronavirus

Looking After Yourself and Your Children

Guide to Staying at Home

BPS Talking to Children about Coronavirus

If parents have any safeguarding concerns please contact the safeguarding team through the email link above or by contacting Plymouth Gateway if out of school hours.

Parental Conflict

For advice and information on coping with added family stress around the COVID-19 situation, please see https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/covid-19-advice-and-information.

If you feel you are experiencing, or at risk of, Domestic Abuse please see www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk or www.womensaid.org.uk