Health & Wellbeing

NHS and all Keyworkers We Salute You.

Thank you for staying in, for staying in contact with us and that we miss you! Click the little music symbol bottom left for the soundtrack too. 

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.

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

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.


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πŸ”ΉTips on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing whilst working from home
πŸ”ΉMental Health First Aid
πŸ”Ή Positive mindset boosters
πŸ”Ή Contact details for external support and much more...

Don’t forget you can also email the Wellbeing team at school & sixth form using wellbeing@ormistonriversacademy.co.uk

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






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.

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 


Mindfulness: Daily Tasks...


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 β€˜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





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