To ensure that we continue to support our students  and parents through these unprecedented times, we are providing the following information which will be reviewed and updated regularly throughout the current pandemic situation. 

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or mental health please contact a member of the school safeguarding team.  

Mrs J Malone: jan.malone@omegamat.co.uk

Mr P Masher: paul.masher@greatsankey.org

Mrs R Bond: rhianne.bond@greatsankey.org

Following the generic external risk assessment, guidance and checklist provided by Compliance Education, GSHS created and completed a RAG rated re-opening plan and practical steps to reduce risk document which is linked below.  This GDPR friendly version is made available to parents to demonstrate the thorough and appropriate steps taken by GSHS to ensure staff and students remain safe as school re-opens to more children.

GSHS Re-opening Plan – Practical Steps to Reduce Risk – June-2020

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Mental Health

Happy? OK? Sad?

Happy? OK? Sad? is a mental health site for people who live or work in Warrington.

The site includes information about how to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as a directory of mental health support services. There’s also details of services you can contact if you can’t cope and need help right now. Local services are clearly marked and there’s a short description explaining what each service offers. The website is divided into age related pages, so you can quickly find the information and services most relevant to you. There’s also a page for frontline workers with links to free resources and training.

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Tel: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

CAMHS Resources 

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) have a large collection of guides related to all aspects of mental health aimed at both students and parents.

Supporting Anxious Children During COVID19

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My Life Warrington – Service Directory

SLC (Lifeways)

Supported living for those with mental health issues, complex needs and physical disabilities.

Tel: 01925 653169

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak

How To Stay Safe Online

Think You Know
Online safety advice, support and reporting.

Online Safety At Home

House party – what is it and is it safe for young-people?

Receiving Unwanted Nudes

Action For Happiness

Stay In Work Out
Sport England tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you’re getting active during this time.

British Red Cross Activities For Kindness

Living Life To The Full for Young People

Parenting Through Coronavirus

COVID-19: Tips to Help Separated Parents

Helping Teenagers Cope With Lockdown

How to Look After Your Family’s Mental Health When You’re Stuck Indoors

Tips For Starting The Difficult Coronavirus Conversation With Your Child

UK Government Advice For Secondary School Parents/ Carers

Advice and Guidance Parent Guidances COVID19

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Contact Directory For Support Services

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Mental Health Helplines

COVID-19 prioritisation within community health services

SEN Information

Useful links

Return to school

https://www.raftpsychology.com/news/gyid0efdmvfmjw4r9xxly04rwrjd0o

Trauma informed approach for return to school

Social Stories

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External Support 

https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

http://www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-in-warrington.html

https://www.cheshireautism.org.uk/

Academic support

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
Worksheets to cover numeracy and literacy at all levels

https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Twenty one days of free access to interactive maths resources

https://senecalearning.com/en-US/
Resources to cover all areas of the curriculum at all levels