At Sharples School, our Pupils wellbeing is paramount. We work hard to provide guidance and support across the school. We want our pupils to become resilient young people, equipped with knowledge to guide them through there adolescent school life and beyond. In this section you will find key information for Parents/Carers and pupils, outlining our wellbeing support system in school.
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At Sharples we believe we have an amazing support structure in school, to promote well being and resilience for our pupil’s. We have two counsellors in school, male and female. To compliment this service, we also have our School Nurse.
Lisa joined us in September 2018 and has already provided noticeable support for us as a school and our pupil’s. Lisa specialises in mindfulness and relaxation techniques, helping our pupil’s understand anxiety and stress.
Michael has been at Sharples for many years and is very popular with our pupil’s. He offers valuable coping skills and strategies for pupil’s as well as supporting whole school.
Trish is our school nurse. She provides a confidential drop in service on a Tuesday lunch. Trish is extremely popular with our pupil’s, providing advice around general health and wellbeing. Trish also supports whole school with Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Mrs Moss is our Pastoral Lead, providing daily support to the pastoral team. Mrs Moss oversees the Student Zone, co-ordinating support linked to Mental Health & Wellbeing.
The Year Co-ordinators ensure the smooth running of their year groups, providing daily support for attendance, wellbeing, safeguarding. They provide 1-1 support to key pupil’s needing support throughout the day.
Mrs Gregory (Inclusion Lead)
Mrs Gregory manages the school’s inclusion unit. Mrs Gregory provides peer mediation, behaviour management and re-integration into lessons.
At Sharples we work closely with external agencies, forming strong working relationships to offer support to our pupils. Here are some agencies that we work with and an insight into their work:
Targeted Youth Support
Targeted youth work with pupil’s at risk of exclusion and engaging into risky/unsociable behaviour out of school. They provide key workers and 1-1 support.
Exit Team are a specialized group of social workers who work closely with police and school nurses. They provide support and guidance around the risk of sexual exploitation. They work with young people who are vulnerable and may be at risk.
School Nursing Team
This team works across Bolton schools providing Health advice and support for the school and pupils/parents/carers.
Children’s Services are an extensive team of social workers who offer safeguarding support and monitoring across Bolton. They often offer us as a school, advice and guidance.
CAMHS is based at Bolton Hospital and stands for child and adolescent mental health service. They provide assessment and guidance for young people suffering with mental health. School work closely with this team to provide the best advice for our pupils.
This is a team of support workers who work closely with families who may be struggling with relationship issues. They provide family mediation sessions at school or within the family home.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender)
Planet Rainbow (Bolton) – The Proud Trust
This is a youth group based in Bolton town Centre that offers support and guidance for young people. They support young people in making positive changes for themselves and their community.
This team work with young people who are frequently going missing from home. They work closely with the police and Children’s services. They provide 1-1 support for pupils in and out of school.
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Kooth is an online counselling service for young people up to the age of 18. It is an anonymous safe service ran by trained crisis counsellors. Live chat and message services available up until 10pm.
Telephone: 0800 1111 Counselling service for parents, children and young people. It also offers multilingual services to South Asian communities living in the UK. Languages include Bengali/Sylheti, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Help and advice is free and confidential.
National charity organisation providing information, advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Telephone: 116 123 (any time) National minicom number: 08457 90 91 92 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively, people can drop into a branch to have a face to face meeting.
Time to Change
Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign run by the leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
Freephone helpline: 08088 020 021 Provides specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.
Telephone: 111 The NHS Choices website contains information about all aspects of health. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.