CGS Health & Wellbeing
Welcome to Coombe Girls' Health & Wellbeing Page
The following information has been produced by the Pastoral team to help support. Please use the menu at the top of the page to select information from the Students or Parents Sections. For immediate support please see below:
Problems at home? Problems at school? You can talk to the school nurse about anything at all, relationships worries, healthy eating, bullying or dealing with stress. The nurses can be contacted confidentially on:
Tel: 020 8549 6323 Text: 07781 488 019
Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can talk to us any time and about anything. No problem is too big or too small. We might not be able to talk for as long when it’s aftermidnight, but call us on 0800 1111 or chat online.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141 / Text: 07860 039 967
Every Day 9:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)
Refuge provides specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Call: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk and refuge.org.uk
New Single 24/7 Crisis Line: 0800 028 8000
Children, Young People and families in crisis call this number BEFORE attending A&E (unless there is an emergency medical need). Call free for advice to those in a crisis. Supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year.
For those needing support even when school is closed Kooth is open.
Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform is for students and offers a variety of resources, including:
A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
Chat forums with other young people
Self help resources
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call: 116 123 for free
School Health drop in at Coombe Girls School
- Monday lunchtimes above reception hosted by Jennie Murchie, School health practitioner.
New Youth Drop In
Youth Zone is a wellbeing drop-in service for 12 – 25 year olds who want to chat, chill, take part in groups or get 1-to-1 support, information or advice.
Youth Zone is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3pm to 7pm
1st Floor, Ancient House, Central Kingston, KT1 1JS
For more info go to : https://www.rbmind.org/youth-zone/
Or: 07568 227 688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ+ youth group
No Straight Answer (NSA) is a youth club for young people aged 11-19 who are or feel they may be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. No Straight Answer is held at Heatham House Youth Centre, Twickenham every Friday. (We don’t advertise the exact time of the session on publicity material as we are keen to protect the identities of members of the group.)
The session is really diverse with full access to all of Heatham’s activities including sport, music, cooking, and art. It provides support, guidance and a safe space for young people to make new friends, socialise and take part in a wide range of activities. We also promote and explore young people's understanding of LGBTQ+identity, relationships and mental health through activities, discussions and workshops. As well as activities and discussions, young people also have the space to speak with a counsellor who is in session once a term that is also part of the community.