The safety and wellbeing of Clifton College pupils is our top priority. Alongside the support offered by the dedicated Safeguarding and Pastoral Teams, we have listed some external resources that we hope you will find useful during this unsettled time.
Support available now for all pupils at Clifton College
You are encouraged to contact the School Counsellor by email to arrange a confidential chat for any concerns or worries that you have by phone or Google Meet: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also view a short video message from the School Counsellor explaining more about the support available to you: https://vimeo.com/402205503/ab692e49d6
External support for pupils recommended by Clifton College
If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email or chat online about any problem big or small
Freephone 24/7 helpline: 0800 1111
Sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address
Chat 1:1 with an online advisor
If you’re in distress and need support, you can ring Samaritans for free at any time of the day or night.
Freephone (UK and Republic of Ireland): 116 123 (24 hours)
Young Minds is offering tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Kooth 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. Children and young adults can chat directly to the online counsellors via the website.
NHS Every Mind Matters
A good resource for tips and advice for staying at home during the Coronavirus and ways to cope with anxiety as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. All resources are free to access on the website.
Support for parents
Talking to your child about Coronavirus can be challenging and stressful for both parent and child. There are lots of resources available online to help and support you. Please see the list below:
UNICEF’s 8 quick tips for talking to children about COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists
The National Association of School Psychologists have produced a resource for parents for talking to children about COVID-19 anxieties
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4’s Women’s hour covered a discussion about how to talk to children about COVID-19
Support for families
Parent Support and Advice Line
Support for your child’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and behaviour.
Phone: 0800 6525 675
National Child Protection Helpline (NSPCC)
Free confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk.
Phone: 0800 800 5000
Support for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247
E-safety support for families
It is important that our pupils remain safe whilst using the internet for remote learning. We have compiled a list of helpful websites that offer advice for families. Please click on the links to access:
Internet matters – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers