This area of the portal provides an opportunity for Bootham students, staff and parents to gain on-line information concerning a variety of health and wellbeing issues. Any recent news and information regarding wellbeing can be accessed in the news forum below. If you feel as though something would enhance any of the categories below then please contact: Andrew.Bell@boothamschool.com
Please contact the health centre for help and advice
Alternative counselling options
29 Castlegate York City Council Service for young people, offering free counselling on a drop-in basis
Ruth Longworth-Zurcher Private counsellor who has worked with Bootham students
Mind Young people - mental health and wellbeing support
CALM campaign against living miserably. Support and advice.
TimetoChange Aiming to end mental health discrimination
Mindyour5 Five mental well-being activities to maximise your mental health
Stem 4 Stemming teenage mental illness and supporting teenage mental health. Covers many issues.
Youngminds Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Anxiety UK Support and advice for young people who experience anxiety
In our hands Mental health training for schools. parents and students
Samaritans Provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings
Ted talk Make stress your friend
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Raising awareness about mental health and depression
NHS Live well For young people aged 12-18. This site gives information on contraception, sex and relationships.
Relate Counselling, support and information for all relationships
Bullying A wide range of advice on bullying - for parents and students.
Being gay is okay Information and advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and unsure under twenty-fives.
CALM - sexuality Information and help from the site 'Campaign Against Living Miserably' regarding sexuality
York Council Sport and Active Leisure Exercise, sports activities, clubs and facilities in the York area.
This girl can A Sport England Campaign to promote female physical activity
Independent Coach Education Blog: Lots of articles concerning teaching, coaching, health and fitness
Netball Rawcliffe NC
Hockey York Hockey Club
Athletics City of York AC
Badminton Clifton BC
Squash York Squash Club
Gymnastics York Gymnastic Club
Cycling Clifton CC
Stem4 Stemming teenage mental illness and supporting teenage mental health. Covers many issues.
abcdparenting A range of ideas and tips for parenting adolescent children
teenage health freak An excellent site with a wide range of advice on many different topics concerning young people.
teenissues A site discussing the problems that teens face
NHS All health issues covered
Childline Free help-line for young people
Health talk Lots of health information for young people
NHS: teenage girls Specific site for teenage girls' health