Health & Wellbeing

Those of you that were still with us were given a printed copy of one of these, we continue to share the digital copy far and wide, we are here for you and this email is monitored and responded to very regularly.

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Heres a great little 'kit' to download thats been put together by Miss Marable our Wellbeing Lead, can be done by parents and students of any age, an opportunity to stop and reflect.

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And if things do get you down and you or your loved ones recognise this, we've put together a second little kit our 'Wellness Recovery Plan' which you can work on alone or with others. Suitable for all ages not just our children. 

The 5 Stages of Wellbeing

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The Five Stages to Wellbeing include being active within the community - this is why we promote social action projects to help our students develop key skills such as resilience, emotional intelligence, communication skills, confidence and self esteem. (I have attached the pic to this email)


ORA has teamed up with the #iwill project We are a #iwill school and sixth form which means we are social action champions for the country. We run numerous charity fundraisers at school to raise awareness of social issues which you may feel strongly about. Whilst at home why not explore the #iwill website and get involved with the power of youth social action?



ORA has also teamed up with WE - an international education charity focused on the transformative impact of social action upon young adults. 

During the corona virus they have set up a Home Learning Portal for students and parents to use whilst at home:


Mental Health & Wellbeing Classroom 

Here parents/carers and students can find a range of support material from youtube tutorials, activity packs and useful contacts to help maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.


Class Code: 3kiaauz

🔹Tips on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing whilst working from home
🔹Mental Health First Aid
🔹 Positive mindset boosters
🔹 Contact details for external support and much more...

Don’t forget you can also email the Wellbeing team at school & sixth form using [email protected]

Even though we are social distancing we are always here for you!

ChatHealth Messaging Service for Young People

Text your school nurse 

During these unsettling times, as a young person, you may be worried about your health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need. 

Our school nurses are still here to help - you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues. 

Young people aged 11-19 years old can send a text to: 

07520 615731 

We can help young people with all kinds of things like: Emotional health, Relationships, Self-harm, Bullying, Alcohol, Healthy eating, Drugs, Smoking 


Your ChatHealth messaging service is run by The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service and is available 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

We aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate bounce-back to confirm we received your text. Texts will not be seen outside of normal working hours. If you need help before you hear back from us, contact you GP, NHS 111 or dial 999 if it is an emergency.

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ChatHealth Messaging Service for Parents/Carers

During these unsettling times, as a parent of child aged between 5-19 year olds, you may be worried about your child’s health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need. 

Our school nurses are still here to help - you can call/ text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues.  Parent/carers of child(ren) aged 5-19, living in Mid Essex, can call the School Nursing Team on 

Phone: 0300 247 0014 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Children/ Young people aged 11-19 years old (or parents/carers of 5-19 year olds) can send a text directly to: 07520 615731 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 

We can help with all kinds of things like: Behaviour, Continence, Emotional health, Self-harm, Bullying, Minor accidents and illnesses 

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Mindfulness: Daily Tasks...

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Kooth - Free On line anonymous support


ChildLine – free on line anonymous support



Support with mental health 


Free mental health resource for professionals including e-learning courses


Apps to support with mental well-being


Mood zone – Information and self-help strategies for anxiety and depression – NHS 


Mental Health helplines and websites – anxiety, depression, OCD and suicide – all ages - NHS


Support for teenagers with a variety of mental health issues.


Young people and bereavement support


A young person’s guide to medications for mental health conditions


A support guide for the first time a young person visits their GP with a mental health condition


Parents free helpline 


Teaching resilience


Supporting happiness


Youth social action towards making a positive difference


Channel 4 project that looks at what it is to be ‘normal’

Child/Young People Resources from Essex County Council


The following resources will help children and young people to manage their own emotional wellbeing and mental health: 




NHS approved mental health apps list: 



Guidance for Young People: 




Mindfulness explained and activities by Headspace for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3JhfsgFPLSLNEROQCdj-GQ