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Health and Wellbeing

This section is for any students seeking to access health information and young people who find it hard to ask for help. At Four Dwellings our 'Pastoral Care' is excellent, there are many people in school you can to talk and you can also access this site which has all the information you will need.

 
General Advice
It is well known that looking after your body also helps your brain. However, we believe that health goes further than this. A healthy person knows how to deal with stress, is self aware about personal safety and has a responsible attitude to drugs, sexual health and emotional well being.

Useful Links
Childline
Young Minds

Bereavement:

Emotional Health
As well as looking after your body it is equally important to keep your mind in shape. Mental and physical well being are two halves of a whole, you cannot have one if the other is being neglected.

Remember there are people in school who are willing to talk and give advice in these areas.

Useful Links
Childline
Mindbodysoul
No Panic
Self Harm

Healthy Body
Knowing about your body and how to keep it healthy is an important element to being a successful student.

Useful Links
Stop Spots
Mind Body Soul
Teens First For Health
Beating Boredom

Relationships
The school sets out with the goal of encouraging marriage, believing that the ideal of children being nurtured for life by two loving parents in a happy environment is worth pursuing. The school recognises, however that the ideal is not always possible for all sorts of reasons. It does nevertheless believe that the interest of the children in its care are always paramount. We and other agencies will support children who, many times through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of counselling, advice and emotional guidance.

Useful Links
It’s Not Your Fault
National Step Families Association
Mind Body Soul

Healthy Eating
This is a main theme of life. We believe healthy eating is linked to successful learning. This section of the site helps you make informed decisions about your eating habits.

Useful Links
Food Fitness
Food Standard Agency
British Nutrition Foundation
Eating Disorders Association
Anorexia and Bulimia Care
Allergies
Diabetes
The British Heart Foundation
Nutritionist Resource

Personal Safety
Personal safety is about the responsibility you have to take for your own safety, whether that’s travelling to and from school, or when you’re out and about with friends. Make sure you stay with friends, you keep in touch with parents and you are where you say you’re going to be. Think about your safety on the internet too. Stay safe.

Useful Links
Chat Danger
Sunsmart
Safetravel
Child Net

Drugs Advice
At Four Dwellings we are strongly opposed to the misuse of all kinds of drugs by the school community. However, we recognise that many drugs, including tobacco and alcohol are increasingly available to young people. The websites listed here explain the dangers and risks of drugs that we all need to be aware of.

Useful Links:

Talk to frank: http://www.talktofrank.com/?&gclid=CJehuJGM77MCFW_KtAodyVoAAw

Hope UK: http://www.hopeuk.org/

Drink aware: http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

NHS Smokefree: http://smokefree.nhs.uk/

Quit smoking: http://www.quitbecause.org.uk/

Drug free world: http://www.drugfreeworld.org/

Discrimination and prejudice:

Homophobia: stonewall: http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/sexual_orientation_faqs/2697.asp

Safeguarding

Get safe online: http://www.getsafeonline.org/

Think u know: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/.

Internet Safety: https://www.ceop.police.uk

Mental health:

Don’t call me crazy BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01b86w5

Depression http://www.mind.org.uk/blog/8784_depression_the_enemy_within

OCD http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23412085

Mental wellbeing http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/improve-mental-wellbeing.aspx -

Anxiety http://www.mind.org.uk/blog/8509_when_anxiety_kicks_in

Young minds http://www.youngminds.org.uk/


Abuse and Bullying
Abuse can take many forms. It can be verbal, physical or sexual. It is never ‘normal’. It is never the victim’s fault. Abuse and bullying in any form is serious, and no-one of any age should suffer it. If you are being abused or bullied there are people to help and protect you. If you think you know of someone who is being abused or bullied there are Staff or Prefects in school you can ask advice from.

Useful Links:

Sexual Abuse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/i-never-said-yes-jane-s-story-juries-in-courts/14375.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/i-never-said-yes-attitudes-towards-sex-and-what-men-think/14372.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/i-never-said-yes-attitudes-towards-sex-and-what-men-think/14372.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/i-never-said-yes-laura-s-story-partner-rape/14373.html

Self harm

Self Harm http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/coping-with-self-harm/11900.html

Mind http://www.mind.org.uk/mental_health_a-z/8006_self-harm

Harmless: http://www.harmless.org.uk/