At Hamilton Grammar we seek to work together as a school community to provide support wherever we can. The Pupil Support team has good links with the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), who have provided us with the following information. If any pupil, parent or carer has a concern about mental health over the school holidays, or at any other time, we would urge them to make use of the services below;
The website for Breathing Space, which has some helpful information.
The website for CAMHS services in Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire Council Psychological Services has provided information and advice for parents and carers about supporting children through difficult or traumatic experiences which can be found here.
Useful phone numbers
- NHS 24 – 08454 242424
- Breathing Space – 080083 85 87
- Samaritans free phone – 116 123
- Social Work out of hours – 03031231008
- Contact Emergency Services if needed – A+E may refer onto CAHMS.
The Pupil Support team operate a Twitter account that provides regular information and links to support wellbeing and good mental health. Follow @HGSPupilSupport on Twitter to see these updates
Covid -19 Outbreak
In addition to the links above, the following might be particularly useful during the current situation, when families’ routines are disrupted
ARCH (Autism Resources Co-ordination Hub) provides excellent support to people with Autism and their families – 0344 225 1111
CAMHS have set up an online resource with loads of useful resources and links- https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/
SDS (Skills Development Scotland) will continue to support pupils with issues relating to careers and future pathways. Contact them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit myworldofwork.co.uk
Community Helpline – Can Do COVID-19 Factsheet Community
At Hamilton Grammar School our Mental Health & Wellbeing matters and we promote a stigma free environment.
Big White Wall is an online support platform for anyone requiring support when they are facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing. It is FREE resource which is available to all 16-19 year olds in South Lanarkshire.
The online service offers complete anonymity and a safe space to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. Whether struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Big White Wall can help young people get support, take control and feel better.
To access Big White Wall, you can register for Free by providing your postcode and date of birth on the website link :- https://bigwhitewall.com/
Once registered young people will have access to the 24/7 online global community which offers:-
- A stigma free and safe environment to express how they are feeling.
- Online anonymous support from other members of the BWW community (peer support, 1-1 and BWW mental health professional support).
- Access and sign-posting to resources to support positive mental health and wellbeing.
- Courses to learn how to maintain positive wellbeing and self-manage aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
- 24/7 Online support from trained counsellors who act as moderators to ensure a safe environment and who can intervene if a user is at high risk.
**If you are under 16 years old and would like more information about mental health, please contact your Pupil Support teacher or speak to a trusted adult.**
Big White Wall (BWW) offers:-
Community: – Clinically moderated, anonymous online forums. Design tool to enable the creative expression of difficult emotions. Moderated 24/7 by trained practitioners who keep members safe, and facilitate the process of people helping people in an online environment
Courses: – Quality self-help courses on promoting positive mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle topics. Share course progress with the community in specific online forums.
Resources . Library of useful articles and resources, plus helpful tests and features to self-reflect and track progress.
200 000+ young people from an education setting have accessed the BWW. 70% of members join for immediate access, 55% of members feel less isolated, 64% of members access BWW out of hours.
- Further information about how this service / resource works can be found via the media link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTPy2syYfwk
Please click on the link below for a step by step guide on how to sign up: