Why Well-Being Is Important at The Radclyffe School
The Radclyffe School aspires to be an ‘employer of choice’. Our aim is to support each and every member of staff to enable them to work together for excellence and to foster a working environment that protects their physical and mental wellbeing. We believe all staff need time in their lives outside work, with their families and with their other interests, and to ensure they make time to sleep, eat and exercise properly. Our approach is to secure the best circumstances for our staff and our students as we believe this is the hallmark of a school that is on a journey to be ‘beyond outstanding’.
5 Ways of Wellbeing
Safeguarding Concerns During School Closure
If you have any concerns about a child during the school closure please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs D Harrison or the Deputy Designated Safeguaring Lead, Miss T Cavanagh. If you have any concerns about a child with special educational needs please contact our SENCO, Mrs J Williams
Young Minds Helpline for parents and young people
If there are concerns about a young person’s mental health during this difficult time, you can contact the Young Minds Helplines.
Parents Helpline: If you are a parent who needs advice about your child’s mental health you can contact the Parents Helpline directly on 0808 802 between 9:30am-4pm
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis you can text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support
The Young Minds website is here: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Self Isolating & Dealing With Conflict (The Children’s Society)
With the current Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak and Government recommendations to limit social contact, many people will be spending more time at home than they are used to.
This may mean spending more time with family, carers or friends and this may create difficult situations, especially for those coping with pre-existing family problems.
The Children’s society asked one of their well-being practitioners to share her top tips for dealing conflict at home.
Here are some useful tips for keeping active whilst at home.
Greater Manchester resources – https://www.greatersport.co.uk/ways-to-keep-moving
Yorkshire Sport Foundation (the best!) – https://www.yorkshiresport.org/get-active/active-at-home/
Gov.uk Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm.
Childline – We’re here for you, whatever’s on your mind. We’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
MIND is a mental health charity with a useful website filled with ideas for support, including mindfulness.
Visit the MIND website: www.mind.org.uk
About Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The About Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families website provides lots of information for children, young people, parents and teachers
Visit the About Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families website: www.annafreud.org.uk
Anyone can use this form to make a referral to Oldham’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team) when there are individuals or families needing support from the Early Help team or when there are children or young people needing support for mental health issues.
Visit the Oldham Council website: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/