Greater Peterborough UTC seeks to remove barriers to learning and achievement and is committed to the principle that every child has individual needs and has an entitlement to access the full curriculum offer and be fully included in all aspects of the life of GPUTC, irrespective of ability, race, gender or need and should be respected and valued as an individual. GPUTC will address the needs of different groups of students and deliver high quality learning and teaching practices which will allow a student to achieve their potential. When possible UTC will adapt the environment and equipment and seek specialist advice from outside the organisation to enhance its ability to support all students.
Students can be referred to a number of services to support them with their welfare and mental health.
In school, we have 3 services available to students. Access to these services is limited however, and is operated on a basis of need:
The Young Peoples Counselling Service is a charity based in the Peterborough area who provide counselling to 11-18year olds with highly trained counsellors.
CROPS is a Christian Educational Trust committed to communicating and demonstrating Christian truth and life-style to this generation of children and young people
Offers additional support to students concerning their health, education or mental health
Below, you will find a series of documents and links to helpful sites that cover the subjects of child welfare/mental health and safeguarding.
Keep Your Head brings together good, reliable, up-to-date information on mental health and wellbeing for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.
Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous online help for young people.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
CHUMS Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways. CHUMS has developed a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs.
Centre 33 offers a range of counselling support for young people (up to the age of 25) in Cambridgeshire.
They also provide information and advice to young carers and their families, giving young carers a much needed break from their caring role, supporting families in planning ahead and enabling young carers to have the same choices as other children and young people through the Carer Choices Fund.
Barnardos aim is to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.
Who to contact when a student is in crisis:
Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night, and can help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything; whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.
Telephone 0800 1111
The Samaritans are available, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others, and encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
Telephone 116 123
STOP Suicide is an award-winning suicide prevention campaign which reaches across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It started life in 2014 as one of four different NHS England-funded pilot campaigns across the East of England and is now continuing via other funding streams.
Young Minds Helpline offers free confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Telephone 0808 802 5544