At Finchley Catholic High School, we place a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of our students. We recognise that good health and wellbeing not only contribute to academic success but also lead to a happier and more fulfilling student experience.
On this page, you will find a range of resources and links to help you access the support that suits your specific needs. Whether you are dealing with health-related issues, mental health concerns, or any other challenges, we are here to assist you every step of the way.
Our dedicated staff members are always available to lend a helping hand, and these links offer valuable information and resources to help and support you.
You can turn to the following should you need help:
We understand the importance of providing safe and tranquil spaces for our students, where they can seek solitude or the support they may need. If you ever find yourself in need of such a space, please don't hesitate to reach out to a member of the Sixth Form Team or any staff member for immediate assistance with urgent issues. Fortunately, our school site offers several designated areas for you to retreat to when you require some time and personal space:
Some individuals may find it difficult opening up face to face about issues that are bothering them. That is why we have decided to create a page where students and/or parents/carers can make a referral to us about any concerns you may have.
This is an opportunity to share any issues you may have regarding your emotional, social or physical well-being. Your communication will be held in the strictest confidence and we will find appropriate support for you. If it is an urgent problem, please speak to a member of staff immediately or follow the links available for out of hours services.
Your referral will be picked up by a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team or Sixth Form Team. Feel free to state the specific staff member that you would like to speak with. Depending on the severity of the concern, it could range from a phone call to student/parent (often both) or could be dealt with by our internal Safeguarding team. After we have understood your needs we can begin to find effective support that can be put in place to support you.
If you are putting yourself or others at risk, you will be encouraged to contact external agencies such as your local GP or contact the emergency services.
Safeguarding our students and our community is the forefront of our teaching commitments here at FCHS. Each case/concern is always different but they are always handled with the same degree of attention, respect and care.
Sixth Form Referral Form
Below you will find a list of useful websites and phone numbers, should you need them:
www.kooth.com – get help, advice & support with anything that’s causing you stress, hardship or embarrassmentwww.childline.org – counselling service for children and young peowww.youngminds.org.uk – promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young peoplewww.samaritans.org.uk – helpline number 08457 909090https://www.idealflatmate.co.uk/students-mental-health-guide https://www.nhft.nhs.uk/camhslivewww.TVBF.co
www.talktofrank.com – National drugs helplinehttps://aquarius.org.uk/our-services/young-peoples-services/northampton-yp/ - NGAGE with Aquarius is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18 in Northamptonshire.https://www.re-solv.org/about-re-solv/locally-funded-projects/solvDrinkline Helpline: 0800 917 8282
www.supportline.org.uk - Helpline no 01708 765200 emotional support & info on exam stresshttp://www.studygs.net/stress.htm – useful exercises and information on a range of issues including stresswww.lessons4living.com – stress tests, relaxation techniqueswww.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/mental_health/emotion_stress.shtml – general infowww.stressandanxietyinteenagers.com – NHS site with games theme