The teams to talk to
Need some advice?
We are here to help. You can speak to your tutor, Personal Adviser or Head of House anytime you have any comments, concerns, feedback or ideas.
Counselling and mentoring
If you would like to speak to someone about counselling, mentoring and support please see:
- Mr Goulbourne – Head of House – Aldgate
- Ms Halpin – Head of House – Ludgate
- Mr Mangera – Head of House Moorgate
- Ms McClennon – Head of House Newgate
If you need help resolving conflict or fixing a problem collaboratively, see:
- Ms Lee – Behaviour Manager
- Ms Britton – Assistant Principal
Child Protection Officers
If you have any other concerns or difficulties outside school that you would like to discuss, please see a Child Protection Officer:
- Ms Rasul – Child Protection Officer
- Ms Wood – Vice Principal
If you need to see the school nurse or would like health guidance, please see:
- Ms Northfield – Administrator (Faculty of Learning)
Help and advice
As a young person, there will be times when you’ll have questions or issues relating to aspects of your life and growing up in general. Free and confidential help is always out there. It’s just a question of asking! Here are some places you go to online or in person to get the support you want.
Emotional health and counselling
www.childline.org.uk Help is there for you – Ring anytime for confidential telephone counselling on Freephone 0800 1111 or for lots of interesting info about how you are feeling and what can help
www.offcentre.org.uk – Off Centre offers counselling, advice and information. Visit them at 25-27 Hackney Grove just by the Hackney Town Hall or go to their website for more info
www.youngminds.org.uk – has information about emotional well being/ mental health
www.cafcass.gov.uk – provides information about parents separating and how it feels
www.bbclic.com/BeatBullying – gives you information and advice on bullying
www.rd4u.org.uk/YouthBooklet.pdf – offers you a leaflet about death, bereavement and grief
www.thehideout.org.uk – is a website about fights at home and domestic violence
www.camsden.co.uk – helps you understand and learn more about your feelings- hear what Cam and friends have to say at Cam’s Den
Relationships, social life and sexual health issues
www.brook.org.uk – Brook Centres offer drop in sessions or appointments to all ages on anything to do with sexual relationships and sexual health. Freephone 0808 802 1234 802 1234
www.talktofrank.com – offers information about drug and solvent misuse Freephone 0800 776600
www.talksafe.org – Talksafe is a safe place to get the answers that matter to you – learn more, get advice from a mentor your own age or talk to a counsellor. Just click on your age-group to get started.
www.ruthinking.co.uk – Are you thinking? answers all your questions online or on: Freephone 0800 28 29 30
www.ypsh.net – can help you with any queries about your sexual health
www.queeryouth.org.uk/community – will answer your Questions about your sexual identity
www.al-anon.org.uk/alateen – Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.
Visit the City and Hackney Young People’s Service (CHYPS). The CHYPS Plus team at The House, Lower Clapton Health Centre, 36 Lower Clapton Road has a Drop in clinic open on Monday, 4 – 6 p.m. / Tuesday, 4 – 6 p.m. / Wednesday, 4 – 7 p.m.
Homerton Hospital supports young people as well. They have a ‘show me’ (sho-me) website with all the information you might need: www.sho-me.nhs.uk