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
- Senior tutors in charge of wellbeing and enrichment
- Subject based mentoring
- Mrs Green (Director of Sixth Form)
- Mrs Loughney and Mr Wynn (Heads of Year)
- Bev Moore (Sixth Form administrator and data support)
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.
Mrs Nicholson, our Student Wellbeing Lead, invites all students to join our Mental Health and Wellbeing Google Classroom. Through this, she shares a wealth of resources to support student’s wellbeing on particular topics each ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’. Mrs Nicholson also runs regular ‘Wellbeing Workshops’ - small group sessions with a particular wellbeing focus, designed as a safe space for students to talk and gain support.
We also support our students with worries and anxiety around examinations and assessment, through our 'CALM' Project. More details about this can be found in a video here.
Helplines and Support Networks For Young People
There are also a large number of websites that provide help and support for specific health or wellbeing concerns.
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
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
Alcohol and drugs
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 116 123
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.