Whether a student is new to NSG or coming into the Sixth Form from Year 11, the challenges and increased autonomy of life in the Sixth Form marks an exciting new start for everyone.
At The Sixth Form we strongly believe in a personalised approach to supporting our students. There are many people who play a role in this including:
- Tutor/s who they see on a daily basis
- Subject based mentoring
- Mrs Green (Director of Sixth Form)
- Mrs Loughney and Mr Wynn (Heads of Year)
- Claire (Sixth Form Learning Mentor) and Mrs Kopecky (Sixth Form Librarian) who are available throughout the day
- Students can also speak to Bev and Val in Sixth Form Student Services if they have any issues and concerns
Student services are also there to help students with any day-to-day issues, whether it be bus tickets, difficulty integrating or struggling to cope with the home/study balance. At The Sixth Form we are fully aware of the pressures that sixth form students face so if a student needs support in any way there are several options that can be accessed including The Lowdown, an external counselling agency who provide in-school one-to-one support for our students on a weekly basis.
There are also a large number of websites that provide help and support for specific health or wellbeing concerns.
Helplines and Support Networks For Young People
Alcohol and drugs
www.talktofrank.com – national drugs helpline
Drinkline Helpline: 0800 917 8282
Subject of violence
www.victimsupport.org – Victim support line 0845 3030 900
www.rapecrisis.org.uk – provides a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence
Good mental health
www.kooth.com – get help, advice & support with anything that’s causing you stress, hardship or embarrassment
www.childline.org – counselling service for children and young people.
www.youngminds.org.uk – promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people.
www.samaritans.org.uk – helpline number 08457 909090
www.supportline.org.uk Helpline no 01708 765200 emotional support & info on exam stress
http://www.studygs.net/stress.htm – useful exercises and information on a range of issues including stress.
www.lessons4living.com – stress tests, relaxation techniques
www.stressandanxietyinteenagers.com – NHS site with games theme.
The following link will take you through to a number of further websites that may help and support you.