School placement referrals/consultations to be sent to new email – admissions@yphub.org

The Consultation on a Proposal to open Young People’s Academy Free School will start on Wednesday 8th May and close on Tuesday 25th June. For further information on the proposal, public meetings and how to respond to the consultation please click here

Useful links

In this section we provide links to other organisations and school partners that may be useful to families and colleagues.

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org.uk call free any time, from any phone on 116 123. The Samaritans is a national organisation which offers 24 hour telephone and face to face emotional support to people in distress. Their website offers useful information about a range of mental health issues.

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk Young Minds promotes good mental health for young people. The website has a wealth of information about different mental health issues which affect young people, including a range of information and leaflets which can be downloaded.

E-Safety: Staying safe online is very important. See the SMART poster for some advice on this: SMART poster

Depression: Ups and downs are a normal part of life for all of us, but for someone who is suffering from depression these ups and downs may be more extreme. Feelings of failure, hopelessness, numbness or sadness may invade their day-to-day life over an extended period of weeks or months, and have a significant impact on their behaviour and ability and motivation to engage in day-to-day activities.

Depression Alliance: www.depressionalliance.org/information/what-depression

Self harm: Self-harm describes any behaviour where a young person causes harm to themselves in order to cope with thoughts, feelings or experiences they are not able to manage in any other way. It most frequently takes the form of cutting, burning or non-lethal overdoses in adolescents, while younger children and young people with special needs are more likely to pick or scratch at wounds, pull out their hair or bang or bruise themselves.

Self Injury: www.selfinjury.org.uk Online user led organisation to raise awareness of self injury and to support young people who self injure (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).
A self harm network: www.nshn.co.uk A self harm network offering online support and information for people who self harm (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).

Drugs and Alcohol: Talk to frank: www.talktofrank.com National drugs helpline for advice, information and support about drugs, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Drug and Alcohol Help Guide: https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/article/44/student-addiction-treatment-guide Guide for Students and someone to chat to online.

Hillingdon Carers http://www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk Hillingdon Carers is committed to making every carer contact count. They provide advice, information support and a broad range of services that help carers with their caring roles. There is a support service for young carers, and for carers of people with mental health issues. Telephone 01895 811206.

Healthwatch Hillingdon: http://healthwatchhillingdon.org.uk Health watch Hillingdon, is a health and social care watchdog run by and for local people. It is independent of the NHS and the local Council. Health watch is able to provide information about local health and social care services, and to receive and respond to complaints. The Health watch office is at 25 Market Square, The Pavilions, Uxbridge. Telephone 01895 272997.

YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

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