Support for students and families
Below is a selection of organisations and resources where you can access additional support for your children and family during these challenging times:
- Place2Be is our counselling service for Years 7, 8 and 9. Janet Pearce is the School Project Manager for Place2Be at Bridge Academy. Janet is normally in school every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Anna is the Mental Health Practitioner for Place2Be at Bridge Academy and is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you would like any more information or to talk about the Place2Be service at Bridge Academy, you can get in touch with or arrange to meet up in school with either Janet or Anna by calling the school on 0207 749 5240, or via the Place2Be website.
- Lifting the Lockdown booklet - designed by Place2Be helping you prepare and transition back to the new normal
- Kooth is a website for young people that is 100% text based, so you can instant message counsellors, and request to chat to the same counsellor again if you want. The text lines are open Weekdays 9am-10pm and weekends 6pm-10pm, but they also have forums on various topics. The forums are strictly moderated, and even though you need an account, they don't ask for your real name/address/etc, so it is completely anonymous.
- Think Ninja is a really nice app for young people; it plays calming music when you enter the app, and the visual design is really nice and modern, with lots of pictures and animations. It has content on anxiety, low mood, coping strategies, breathing techniques, relaxation, a chatbot that can direct you to specific parts of the app, and a list of helpful phone numbers.
- Relate – The UK’s largest provider of support for relationships
- Childline – free and confidential support for children and young people for a wide range of issues - telephone and online support.
- Refuge – supports women, children and men experiencing domestic violence with a wide range of services.