General Advice for Parents and Pupils

NHS Choices, Your Health, Your Choice!

A valuable and informative site which comprises an A – Z of Health, “Live Well” which covers over 100 topics on healthy living for everyone. There’s a section on Care and Support which offers a guide to Social Care, Health News which looks at the headlines that make the news and there’s a facility to find GP, Hospital etc services near you.

Clued Up in Hull

A Hull City Council funded website covering topics such as health, learning, Young People’s Parliament and relationships.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.  

Relate

For Parents and Families – local office based at Worship Street, Hull

Gov.UK

A very informative site covering a wide range of topics such as drugs, young people and the law and schools.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Complete the self-referral form to request counselling support from the East Riding Youth Support Service. We can also complete these upon request for any pupil that attends our school, regardless of their home address.

Think!

Provides road safety information for road users. Our aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.

Safe driving for life

The Safe Driving for Life website is a one-stop information resource for learners, experienced drivers and riders, instructors and professional drivers and riders. Produced in partnership with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), this site is designed to help road users learn and improve their driving and riding skills

Anti-bullying and Child Protection

We work very hard with staff, pupils and parents to create a community where bullying is not tolerated. If you are  being bullied or you know someone who is being bullied you need to do something about it. Speak to an adult, or if you prefer email beatbullying@hullcollegiateschool.co.uk

It is not always easy to know if you or someone you know is being harmed

It can mean a lot of different things such as neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The important thing to remember is that no-one has the right to hurt you or make you do anything that feels wrong. If you or anyone you know is being harmed in any way, please talk to someone about it.

The named person with designated responsibility for Child Protection in the Senior School is Mr C M Wainman.

Email: mr.wainman@hullcollegiateschool.co.uk

Useful Links 

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a one-to-one chat online or send an email. 

Bullying UK is a general advice and support including advice for parents and schools.

BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and across Europe.

The Hideout: Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

Kidscape: the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

NSPCC:   National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children – advice, information and counselling. Freephone 24 hours a day 0808 800 5000.  Hearing impaired number 0808 056 0566. 

Nobullying.com is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counselling and all importantly, helping to stop bullying, in particular, cyber bullying.

Article by Lisa Bonnet, Mental Health Writer  on the physical effects of bullying.

Diet and Lifestyle

British Nutrition Foundation

Covering topics from healthy eating to lifestyle improvement.

Food Standards Agency

Responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK.

Change 4 Life:

Helping your family make a healthy lifestyle change in a fun and interactive way.

S.E.E.D: 

Support and Empathy for people with Eating Disorders

Beat

provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

Hope with Eating Disorders

Recommended reading for parents. 'Hope with Eating Disorders' is uniquely optimistic. It sends the message that full and lasting recovery from an Eating Disorder is possible, and offers understanding and hope to carers who are so often over-looked.

Sunburn and Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the second most common cancer within young adults in the UK (15 - 34). Download the Teenage Cancer Trust poster with tips on how to stay safe in the sun. 

Self Checks

The info graphics below raise awarness about the importance of self checks. 

Good Mental Health

Young Minds

UK leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Samaritans

Provides confidential and emotional support 24 hours a day. Phone: 08457 909090, Text: 07725 909090, Email: jo@samaritans.org

Action for Children

Help for children and young people who are going through family separation

Cruse

Supports those after the death of someone close.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK believes that all families should have access to the support and information they need when a child grieves or when a child dies

Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self- harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self- harm, their friends and families and professionals.

NHS Choices - Self Harm

In most cases, people who self-harm do it to help them cope with unbearable and overwhelming emotional issues. This website provides information and support for those involved.

Drugs Advice

Talk to Frank

A comprehensive and informative site offering advice about drugs and how to get help if you’re worried about someone you believe is involved in their use.

Compass

Provides treatment and care that enables adults and young people to recover from drugs and alcohol.   Local Support Hull 01482 221551/331059.

Drugscope

Leading UK Charity who are the primary source of independent information on drugs and drug related issues

The Truth About Drugs

The facts about drugs and their effects

Drinkaware

Evidenced based information about the effects of alcohol on health and wellbeing, units calculator and valuable advice for parents.

NHS Smoke Free

Information on how smoking affects your body and lots of free support to help stop smoking for good.

Personal Safety

Get Safe Online

UK’s first national security campaign. Practical, reliable and clear internet security advice

How Social Media is encouraged travel to Syria

A copy of the Department for Educations how social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq provided for schools.

Relationships

LuvHull.co.uk

The Hull and East Riding Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Partnership offers a wide range of FREE accessible, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health services for everyone (Health Promotion to Young People’s Drop-in) in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.  The main base of the partnership is Wilberforce Health Centre, Story Street, Hull, HU1 3SA.  There are also a number of other clinics throughout the region.  Many services do not need an appointment.

Virtual Sexual Health Clinic

Hull’s first Sexual Health Online Clinic opened in 2011.  The clinic is open online between 1pm and 6.40pm every Monday and Thursday. In addition, an email service will be open 24 hours a day from which patients can expect a response within 72 hours.

NHS Choices - Live Well

Sexual Health and young people.  Covering many topics from peer pressure to STIs – this site takes a responsible and a healthy approach to Relationships and Sexual Health.

A Below the Belt Guide to the Male Body

Downloadable guide for boys

A Below the Bra Guide to the Female Body

Downloadable guide for girls

Brook Advice

Free and confidential information for the under 25s on issues such as contraception, relationships, my body, my rights. Online clinic available. Freephone 0808 802 1234.

Social Media and TV

Parents Guide

A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Common Sense Media

Are you sure your child is watching programmes that are age appropriate? It seems to be increasingly difficult to monitor but if you want to check log on to the following website: www.commonsensemedia.org Here you will find information on the content of the programme and whether it is suitable for your child to watch.