which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
The Langley Academy | Counselling & Other Support
The Academy Counsellor provides a support service for students who would like to share issues in a confidential environment. If parents/carers or students feel counselling would help, they can contact their Raising Standards Leader to set up a programme of sessions or download the following pdf files.
- Family Lives: a national family support charity providing help, information and a lot of advice about common issues. Free helpline 0808 800 2222 (7am-midnight) www.familylives.org.uk
- Young Minds: A good source of confidential support for anyone worried about the emotional problems or behaviour of children and young people. Useful self-help booklets to download. Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9.30-4pm) www.youngminds.org.uk
- Childline: 0800 1111 is a helpline for children and young people. Calls are free and confidential. If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small - don't bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. You can contact Childline on the helpline, email or message board. www.childline.org.uk
- Abuse/Bullying – Kidscape: teaches children about personal safety including ways of dealing with bullying, becoming lost and approaches by strangers or known adults who wish to abuse them www.kidscape.org.uk
- Beat Eating Disorders: help lines, online support, advice and information sheets and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people beat their eating disorders. Adult helpline 0845 634 1414 Youth helpline (under 25) 0845 634 7650 lines open Mon-Fri 1.30-4.30pm and also 5.30-8.30pm Mon & Wed www.b-eat.co.uk
- Cruse Bereavement Care: national organisation supporting the bereaved of all ages with a specific section on advice for helping children and young people. 0844 477 9400 (daytime), email helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cruse.org.uk
- Domestic Violence: outlines what abuse is, gives information and advice and operates a free women's aid helpline 0808 2000 247 (24 hour) www.womensaid.org.uk
- Drinkline: a national drink helpline. For help and advice on alcohol related issues.
Tel. 0300 123 1110
- Al-Anon is for when someone else's drinking is affecting your life. There is a helpline 020 7403 0888 (10am-10pm) and local groups where people affected can meet to support each other as well as specific groups for teenagers affected by another’s drinking. www.al-anonuk.org.uk
- Drugs: national drugs helpline - talk to Frank. Information on website about drugs and completely confidential helpline. Tel. 0300 123 6600 (24 hour) www.talktofrank.com
- GamCare: provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem both online and through a free helpline. 0808 8020 133 (8am-midnight) www.gamcare.org.uk
- Gingerbread: information, advice and support for single parents. Free helpline: 0808 802 0925 www.gingerbread.org.uk (Mon-Fri from 10am to various times).
- Victim Support: A national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected. Helpline 0845 303 0900 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm weekends) www.victimsupport.org.uk
‘Coaching your teenager’ – a booklet to help parents of teenagers aged 14 to 19
It can sometimes seem more difficult to get involved with a teenager’s learning. This booklet is designed to make it easier. It provides:
- coaching tips and advice to help them get the most out of school or college
- suggestions for ‘conversation starters’
- advice on how to gain the confidence to get involved, and information on where you can find out more
Taking an active interest in your teenager’s work is just as important as doing so when they are younger. Parents and carers who work as a team with their teenager can help them stay positive and on track to make the most of their future.