Problems?

by Miss L. Bunce

If you have a problem or concern there are people at school who can probably help you.  Often your own friends are a good source of help, but sometimes you might need help from people with a little bit more life experience or training.  We have a nurse in school and also an Eye-to-Eye counselor.  The 6th form buddies are also trained counselors who can be sought out by any pupil.

Many people find it easier to share a problem anonymously using a computer.  If you would like some advice, or ideas, you can post your questions in the comments box below.  You do not have to put your real name.

Any questions you ask will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.  We will put your question or problem on the website having removed anything that we think might identify you.  We will also post advice from the school nurse, Eye to Eye counselor or anyone else who we think could help.  That way, your problem and the support given are there to help others.  If you would like to receive a more personal response, please give an email address.  Your email address and name will never be published on the website.
Unfortunately there are times in all our lives when we need a bit of support. Whether it’s exam stress, family problems or health worries, having someone to talk to, or a place to get reliable information is important. The following websites may be of help. We’d like to point out that Y Pant is not actually linked with any of these organisations (apart from Eye to Eye) but they are all well recognised in their own field.

Places to Go for Further Support

eye to eye

Eye to Eye is a confidential counselling service for young people with a base in Y Pant.

01443 204551

Samaritans

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

08457 90 90 90

Childline

You can call Childline about anything, no matter how big or small the problem. People call Childline about all sorts of things including worries about their future, bullying, pregnancy, abuse, problems in school and concerns about other people too.

NHS DirectAny health advice and information. Call 0845 4647 to speak to an NHS doctor or use their self-help guide. This should not be used instead of visiting your GP but can be a useful place to check minor worries.

FrankThe Frank website is an independant UK government funded advice and support centre for people worried about drugs. Call on 0800 776600 or email confidentially.

Think U KnowStay safe when using the internet, and if you have any concerns about sites then report them here. Think U Know is run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre which is affiliated to the Police.

R U THinkingSex and relationship advice for teenagers. This is an independant UK government funded website. Free confidential advice line 0800 282930.

TEDS

A free and confidential advice service for users of drugs and alcohol in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The service is also available for friends and families of drug and alcohol users.

01685 880090

Bullying UKAdvice for children and parents about bullying.

KidscapeAnti-bullying charity with support and advice.

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