Alsager School

Student Support

We strongly believe in a personalised approach to student support in which many people play a role including;

  • Tutor who they see on a daily basis
  • Subject based mentoring
  • Head of Year
  • Sixth Form Learning Manager who is available throughout the day
  • On site counselling service

Students who wish to be referred to the on site  counsellor should speak to Mrs Lawton in Learning Support or to Mrs Barton in the Sixth Form Office.

There are also a large number of websites that provide help and support for specific health or well bring concerns.

 

Health

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk – NHS Direct online health advise.

www.studenthealth.co.uk – good health advice for students, written by doctors.

www.travelhealth.co.uk – health advice for travelling abroad.

 

Sexual health

www.brook.org.uk – Brook – free advice on sexual health and contraception

www.fpa.org.uk – Family Planning Association – information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships and emergency contraceptives

http://www.outrite.org – Cheshire gay, lesbian and bisexual charity giving support, information & advice.

 

Alcohol and drugs

www.talktofrank.com – national drugs helpline

Drinkline Helpline: 0800 917 8282

 

Subject of violence

www.victimsupport.org – Victim support line 0845 3030 900

www.rapecrisis.org.uk – provides a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence

 

Good mental health

www.kooth.com – get help, advice & support with anything that’s causing you stress, hardship or embarrassment

www.visyon.org.uk – Cheshire charity, based in Congleton, dedicated to improving the health, in particular the mental health, of young people.

www.childline.org – counselling service for children and young people.

www.youngminds.org.uk – promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people.

www.samaritans.org.uk – helpline number 08457 909090

 

Stress management

www.supportline.org.uk Helpline no 01708 765200 emotional support & info on exam stress

http://www.studygs.net/stress.htm – useful exercises and information on a range of issues including stress.

www.lessons4living.com – stress tests, relaxation techniques

www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/mental_health/emotion_stress.shtml – general info

www.stressandanxietyinteenagers.com – NHS site with games theme.

 

Revision tips

www.s-cool.co.uk/articles/education/revision-tips

www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/A-Level_RevisionTips

www.revisionworld.co.uk/exam-tips-and-advice/exam-preparation-strategies