Wellbeing

At St. Michael’s College we recognise how difficult the pandemic has been for our pupils and their families.  Staff are always available to speak with and offer support.  In addition to the school, there are many networks, some within the local area that are able to help.  We have put together links to these here, in one place so you can access them freely.

Wellbeing For Pupils

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The Aisling Centre is dedicated to the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our mission:

to provide opportunities for hope, healing and growth in a welcoming and supportive environment

http://www.theaislingcentre.com/

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FIND for 11-25yr olds.


We wont judge, or criticise
Its confidential and free. For help with wellbeing, relationships, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, sexuality and more.

http://www.thefindcentre.com/site/mainsitecontent/aboutus/aboutus.html

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Healing the Hurt of self harm & suicide.

Zest is an organisation offering supportive care to people suffering emotional pain and hurt with the aim to provide a place of genuine acceptance, active safety, and living hope, to those who don’t feel accepted, who don’t feel safe and are losing hope.

http://www.zestni.org

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Youthlife

Youthlife provides support for children and young people aged 5-25 who have been affected by bereavement, separation, divorce or loss of a significant pe

https://youthlife.org/

EDA (N.I.) exists to provide support, information and understanding to people with eating disorders as well as their families and friends. We endeavour to ensure that those affected with an eating disorder know that they are not alone and that support and a non-judgemental, empathetic listening ear are always available.

https://www.eatingdisordersni.co.uk

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The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

https://www.themix.org.uk

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Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.Every day, we respond to around 10,000 calls for help. No judgement. No pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone.

https://www.samaritans.org/

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Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.

https://www.lifelinehelpline.info/

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Whether it’s spending time on social media, being with friends and family, or going to university – there are things we do every day that impact our mental health. Read our tips and advice on how you can look after yourself.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/

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Barnardo’s NI See, Hear, Respond (Emotional Wellbeing Service)

To help with everything from money worries, to coping with stress and isolation, school anxiety, those with health vulnerabilities or disabilities, relationships with parents or family, keeping safe and well during COVID and much more. 

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-northern-ireland

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Looking After Your Own Mental Health

How can I help myself?

An element of self-help is vital in the recovery process. Have a look at our self-help tips and watch the video at the bottom of the page which explains what you can do to help yourself.

 

https://aware-ni.org/looking-after-your-own-mental-health

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Looking After Your Own Mental Health

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Wellbeing For Parents

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Mind Wise

 

– The Family Wellness Project is an early intervention project for children who are experiencing emotional health & wellbeing difficulties, and their families.

https://www.fermanaghhouse.org/mind-wise/

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Parents, carers, family members...if you need us we're here. Call Parent line NI today for advice, support or guidance. Freephone 0808 8020 400

 

http://www.ci-ni.org.uk/parentline-ni

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Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries.

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/advice-for-parents/talk-to-your-teenager/

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Parenting NI

Parenting NI is the leading charity for parenting support in Northern Ireland.

https://www.parentingni.org/

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If you are worried about the behaviour of your child, or if your child appears to be unusually distressed, you might need to do some probing to get to the heart of the problem.

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/your-childs-mental-health

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The Aisling Centre is dedicated to the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our mission:

to provide opportunities for hope, healing and growth in a welcoming and supportive environment

http://www.theaislingcentre.com/

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Worried about a child or young person's behaviour or mental health? You're not alone. Via this website, you can answer six short questions and it will point you in the right direction for support based on your responses.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/

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Being a parent can be challenging in everyday situations. Now, more than ever, taking care of your mental health is important. Staying at home more or having to work during a difficult situation can put different pressures on everyone. And if you're struggling, it's okay to reach out for support from friends, families and organisations that are here to help.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/mental-health-parenting/

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Our vision is a world where people affected by mental health issues receive support to lead a fulfilling life through recovery & discovery. 

https://www.mindwisenv.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl9GCBhDvARIsAFunhskYbVhgZYvmxyc2-lcaoEzd4zMM1gJrQcaPtLklq0Nysd09flusPyEaAsfmEALw_wcB

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stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention.

https://stem4.org.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl9GCBhDvARIsAFunhsnQlaHTvy2TWrmnSu0OA0kT2cCTEzbAoETDvZtd_SpzDEvDktgl330aApOWEALw_wcB