Community Wellbeing & Support

Academy Community support and wellbeing – for students and families

Safeguarding:

If you have an urgent safeguarding concern (such as a child being at risk of harm) please dial 999. If your concern is not urgent and can wait until the school reopens, please email: safeguarding@cityacademynorwich.org and our safeguarding team will get in contact once school recommences or you can call 01603 251655 and a member of the safeguarding team will respond within 48 Hours during term time and normal school hours. For updated safeguarding information in additional to our main policy click here.

Staff can also refer directly to Children’s Services on 0344 800 8020 (office hours)

Foodbanks:

Norwich Foodbank

Henderson Business Centre,
51 Ivy Road,
Norwich
NR5 8BF
PHONEΒ  01603 251733
http://www.norwichfoodbank.co.uk
EMAIL: admin@norwich.foodbank.org.uk

Wellbeing:

On-line counselling for young people and adults (FREE)

Kooth

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. Students can chat online to professionally accredited counsellors. It provides services for the NHS and is part-funded by the National Lottery

Relate

Support, guidance and counselling services for families and young people, through private online chat rooms and phone calls. When families are going through a tough time, relate offers support to help everyone settle.

Childline

Childline is your free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Mental Health – help in coping with Coronavirus (FREE)

Mind

Mind is a mental health charity that provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding

Mental Health Foundation

Since 1949, the Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what they do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.

Legal Rights, Employment and Sick Pay (FREE):

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice believes no one should have to face problems without good quality, independent advice. Citizens Advice offers independent and impartial advice about things like employment law, benefits, sick pay, family law and consumer rights. They offer this through online support, phone services and face-to-face support.

Health information about Coronavirus

How do I explain Coronavius to my children and help them stop worrying? – See here for a really helpful explanation, developed by child psychologists

NHS Advice for Teens in Norfolk

Text: 07480 635 060

ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It offers advice about all aspects of teen health including lifestyle, relationships, healthy eating, bullying, smoking, alcohol and other substances.

This service is provided by Norfolk Children & Young People’s Health Services for young people aged 11-19. You will get a reply within 24 hours from an NHS School Nurse between 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

NHS Official support website here

HM Government advice website here

Local support

https://www.lumi.org.uk/covid-19/

Education and Exams Information

Official exam advice (from Ofqual) here