Cumbria Futures Federation is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. We believe in teamwork; working with each other, with teachers and colleagues across the school, with the wider school community and most importantly with the young people in our school. We act with determination. Whatever issues our students, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we always support, react and pull together. We are committed to making a difference; we are not passive players in young people’s lives but active participants who can and do make a real difference.
Mental Health Definition:
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
World Health Organisation, 2018.
If you have any concerns about a child in school and their mental health, please contact the school office who will put you in contact with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or another appropriate staff member.
If you would like to access further support with mental health issues here are some useful sites:
Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday.
You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123 or emailing email@example.com
Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK | Shout 85258 (giveusashout.org)
24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text 85258.
Home | Police.uk (www.police.uk)
If you or somebody else is in danger, or it feels like a situation might get dangerous and you need support right away, click here to find out how to contact the police.
How to access mental health services – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Mental health services are free on the NHS.
- To get urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online. Only available in mainland UK.
- For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance
CEOP help children stay safe online. If anybody acts inappropriately towards you or another child or young person online (such as sexual chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable); you can report it here.
Home – Kooth
Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous online emotional wellbeing community that is accessible 24/7, 365 days of the year and provides access to chat sessions with BACP-accredited counsellors and qualified emotional wellbeing practitioners. All our chat sessions are text-based conversations that take place on the Kooth website, and last up to an hour.
Donate – Mind
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.