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 file.
We are also working with a mental health charity called Place2Be. The Place2Be counsellor is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. For further information, please see the information sheet below and the Place2Be communication by Mrs Lusuardi.
Here are some other useful contact numbers:
- Family Lives: Advice and information on all aspects of family life on website and a helpline for parents under stress 0808 800 2222 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 with a lot of information on a wide range of topics. Tel. 0808 802 5544 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, an email chat or a message board. www.childline.org.uk
- Abuse/Bullying – Kidscape offers advice on the website for children and parents and leaflets to download. Parent advice line 020 7823 5430, website: www.kidscape.org.uk
- Bereavement – Cruse is a national organisation supporting the bereaved of all ages with a specific section on advice for helping children and young people. Tel. 0808 808 1677, email helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.cruse.org.uk
- Crime – Victim Support offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected. Helpline 0808 1689 111 www.victimsupport.org.uk
- Domestic Violence – Women's Aid offers a helpline 0808 2000 247 (24 hour) and website for information, help and advice www.womensaid.org.uk
- Drinking – Drinkline 0300 123 1110 offers free confidential advice for people concerned about their drinking or someone else’s. The alcohol support services website is www.drinkaware.co.uk
- Drugs – Talk to Frank offers information on website about drugs and completely confidential helpline. Tel. 0300 123 6600 www.talktofrank.com
- Eating Disorders – Beat offers help lines, online support, advice and information sheets and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people. Helpline 0808 801 0677 Youth Line (under 18) 0808 801 0711 www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
- Gender diversity – Mermaids offers support and guidance to trans young people and their families. Helpline 0808 801 0400 www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
- Gambling – GamCare : provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem both online and through a free helpline. 0808 8020 133 www.gamcare.org.uk
- Single Parents – Gingerbread offers advice and support for single parents. Helpline: 0808 802 0925 www.gingerbread.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.