Looking after yourself can sometimes seen pretty daunting. Here in the ILC, we are able to help you to help yourself by pointing you to books and other resources.
We have a section on the shelves (currently sitting above the DVD collection in Area A,) called Shelf Help. Here you’ll find a small selection of books on a variety of topics including grief, sexuality, gender, bullying, and learning difficulties.
We also have a number of other books on a variety of topics in amongst our regular shelves including drug use, or sexual health.
Further to this, in our fiction shelves, we have books with a wide variety of topics including those listed above.
All you need to do to find any of these books is to do a search using the “library Search” shortcut you’ll find on the desktop of any school computer. You are also more than welcome to ask any of the school’s librarians if you’re unsure of where to find things. You could search for something like “cancer” and find a variety of books that might help you to deal with whatever you may be going through.
Other help around the school
You should be able to talk to any teacher on site, but especially your tutor, Assistant Head of House, or Head of House. Ms Lilley at student reception usually has an ear spare to listen and signpost you in the right direction too. Other that that, though, the school nurse comes in every Tuesday lunchtime for a drop in session, and there is a counselling service you can request through HOH.
The websites listed below are designed to help with mental health, or to provide information about a number of different topics.
Live Life To The Full – Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Kooth – Connect to a real counsellor online
Brook – Sex, Sexual health and Gender
YoungMinds – Information and support for mental health
Childline – Information and advice