Feeling worried or anxious?
Do not worry if you usually get help and support in school. During the time we are closed, you can pick from this list of services/support if you need to talk to someone.
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If you are interested in finding out more information about The Cavendish School, please do get in touch.
|Service||Information/Support Offered||Contact details|
|CAMHS Live ||Support with feelings of depression, anxiety, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, stressed||www.nhft.nhs.uk/camhslive|
|Young Minds||Crisis Messenger||Text YM to 85258
|Childline ||Online, on the phone help about all areas of concern. Web site is full of useful information||0800 1111
|VOICE||Victim of theft, robbery, attacks, abuse, violence, harassment, or stalking?||0300 3031965
|CIRV ||In a gang and want out? Know someone else who needs help getting out of gang related activity?||call 24/7 on 07539183975|
|STEM||Supporting teenage mental health||www.stem4.org.uk|
|NHS||For your mind, for your body – support for all areas||www.nhs.uk|
|NSPCC||National Society for the Protection of Children||0808 800 5000 (free)
|Samaritans||Support for people in crisis||08457 909090
|School Nursing||Chat Service||07480 635443
|Kooth||Free safe and online support for young people||Kooth.com|
|CHUMS||Mental health and emotional well-being to support children||Chums.uk.com Cambridgeshire : 0330 0581 659
|Food Bank (Cambridge)||Cambridge City Foodbank||https://cambridgecity.foodbank.org.uk/
|Food Bank (Huntingdon)||Trussell Trust Food Bank||01480 458565|
Coping Strategies (Core Studies)Take care of yourself before you take care of your performance
|Relaxation||Controlled breathing and progressive muscle relaxation (examples below):
Rectangular Breathing – using windows, doors, picture etc. Breathe in and out deeply as your eyes follow the rectangle.
Box Breathing – breathe in for 4, hold for 4, out for 4, hold for 4.
7-11 Breathing – in for 7, out for 11, or as long as you can manage. The outbreath is your friend when stressed, or not feeling stressed. It brings oxygen to your heart and brain, which we need more than ever when under pressure.
Mindfulness Colouring – colouring a picture / number colouring book.
|Thinking About Something Good||Example: sit and draw a picture about a time when you were on holiday.
What were you doing? What could you see? Who were you with? What were you wearing? What could you smell?
|Leaving a Situation||Leaving the room and coming back later
|Talking to Someone||Talking to someone, including assertiveness and seeking advice and support|
|Mental Games||Practice mental games to shift your attention (2-3 minutes):
Alphabet games: naming someone famous for each pair of initials: AB, BC, CD.
Category games: naming as many categories within 2 minutes (vegetables, flavour of ice creams etc).
Memory games: naming all the teachers in the school.
Rhyming games: listing as many rhyming words within 2 minutes