Wellbeing at Home
We continue to provide guidance and emotional support to young people and their families, during term time, school holidays and periods of school closure due to Covid-19.
Harris Garrard Academy maintains strong links with local and national agencies offering practical support to families. We are able to put families in touch with a range of support agencies and networks. We also continue to offer our Listening Ear, counselling and school nurse provision to students (see below).
If you would like to speak to us or access support, please contact a member of the safeguarding team on 0208 320 4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aretha Banton - Vice Principal
Julie McMahon - Deputy DSL
Listening Ear drop in sessions
During the school holidays and periods of school closures, our ‘Listening Ear’ service remains open every Wednesday from 9am to 1pm. The service is based in our secondary phase.
Please call 0208 320 4800 and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team if you would like to arrange an appointment. This service is available to all students enrolled in our primary, secondary and sixth form.
A message from School Nurse, Sarah Ward
I hope you are all safe and well? I would like to share some information to help you look after yourselves during this difficult time. I have put together some helpful numbers/email addresses that young people can access for help and support, plus some guidance sheets. You can read and download them below.
- Helpful resources for young people's mental health
- Resources on emotions, puberty and sexual health
- Sleep tips for teenagers
Please take care and keep safe.
Sarah Ward, HGA School Nurse
Mentally Health Schools
Mentally Health Schools have produced a free coronavirus toolkit. It includes resources for parents to use with vulnerable children or children with SEND, a resource from Stonewall for the LGBTQ+ community, and practical activities for adults and children. Download the toolkit.
Other mental health information
Harris Federation. The Harris Federation has also compiled a list of mental health information for parents and students. Download the list here.
Mind in Bexley wellbeing helpline. Are you feeling worried, stressed or down right now and you need somebody to talk to? The Mind in Bexley wellbeing helpline is open on 0203 912 0048, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. The helpline provides support to all adult residents in Bexley.