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Your Health and Well-Being

At Preston Manor School, we understand that the current climate can cause stress and anxiety for students and families.

Please find below services and guidance that may be able to assist in supporting the wellbeing of our students and their families.

The Brent Centre for Young People (BCYP) https://www.brentcentre.org.uk/

Students who are currently receiving support from this service will have phone access and whilst the centre remains open, appointments may be scheduled to take place in Kilburn.

NHS

Services in the local area can be found and accessed from the below link:

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Mental-health-support-for-young-people/Brent/Results/391/-0.286/51.555/1430/2767?distance=25

YoungMinds  https://youngminds.org.uk/

YoungMinds offers free confidential online and telephone support to anyone worried about the emotional and mental wellbeing of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Call the free parents' helpline on 0808 802 5544 from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

email parents@youngminds.org.uk and YoungMinds will respond to your query within 3 working days.

MindEd https://www.minded.org.uk/

MindEd is an online e-portal offering free, simple advice to help adults identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues.

Although it's aimed at professionals, parents and carers may also find the information helpful.

Kooth https://www.kooth.com/

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. 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.

Health wellbeing

Please do follow Government advice on health and safety protocols.

No matter what space is available, 20 minutes of exercise in the morning, afternoon and evening will also support the wellbeing of individuals. A walk in the local area or an exercise routine (videos available on YouTube) will help maintain activity levels and break up the day.

The time allocation of screen time should be managed. School work should be accessed through Google Classroom and Go4Schools, but there is so much more family learning that can take place during this time – reading, listening to music, board games, quizzes, nature walks, creative arts.