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Student Support

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 NSG6 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 NSG6 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

Health

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk – NHS Direct online health advice.

www.studenthealth.co.uk – good health advice for students, written by doctors.

www.travelhealth.co.uk – health advice for travelling abroad.

Sexual health

www.brook.org.uk – Brook – free advice on sexual health and contraception

www.fpa.org.uk – Family Planning Association – information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships and emergency contraceptives

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

Stress management

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.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/mental_health/emotion_stress.shtml – general info

www.stressandanxietyinteenagers.com – NHS site with games theme.

Revision tips 

www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/A-Level_RevisionTips

The following link will take you through to a number of further websites that may help and support you.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_TM4QzAGIVrvcbohqn0kk4XSZu633KcktnroPBzsYvc/edit?usp=sharing