Wellbeing and Mental Health Support
John Spendluffe Technology College is fully committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all students and staff members. This is particularly important during the current Corona Virus outbreak.
This year we have increased our Counselling provision by using the services of NEEDBRIGHT SOLUTIONS for our students and EDUCATION SUPPORT for our staff members and their families.
Below you will find plenty of resources and links to support positive mental health and all aspects of wellbeing. We will keep updating these resources, so do check back regularly.
Use our 'Speak to Someone' poster which is the same one that you can see in classrooms across school - to find organisations that can provide lots of information on a range of different topics. Additionally, there is further advice on our '9 Ways to Support your Mental Health' poster.
If you are in Year 7, or in Year 6 and thinking about coming to JSTC next year, you may find our 'Wellbeing Transition' leaflet useful.
Reading is a great way to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Go to the Reading Well and Reading Agency (here) web pages to see fiction and non-fiction recommendations that will support good mental health. Go to our JSTC Virtual School Library (here) for more reading suggestions.
Lincolnshire Support for Children, Young People and Adults
This Lincolnshire County Council website provides a range of self-help information, emotional wellbeing support and links to mental health services offering advice and support for families.
Steps2Change have locations in Louth, Lincoln, Skegness and Boston. You can be referred by your GP or you can self-refer via the website. Depending on your needs at the time of referral, you may be added to a waiting list. This NHS service is free. Call 0303 123 4000.
Jigsaw Counselling and Consultancy Services
Jigsaw Counselling and Consultancy Services is located in Louth, and operates as a private self-referral system via the website. This service does require you to pay for their support. Telephone and online video available.
counselling is still available. Contact Jigsaw to make an appointment. This is not a free service.
NW Counselling Hub
The NW Counselling Hub is located in Lincoln and operates a self-referral system via the website or over the phone. This is a paid for service but dependent on income, you may be able to access this service for free. They will inform you of the waiting list upon time of referral.
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness have a website and app with lots of ideas for staying calm, happy and resilient.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has a site aimed at empowering young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. Their On My Mind pages are co-produced by young people to help other young people. They also have a really helpful Youth Wellbeing Directory full of information.
Childline is available online or on the phone to provide support and advice. Childline's Calm Zone also contains lots of suggestions if you are feeling worried or stressed. Childline has also produced some specific advice about Corona Virus.