Health and Wellbeing
This area of our website aims to signpost parents, carers and young people to services offering additional support to improve health and wellbeing.
This complements the Social and Cultural Capital curriculum in school, where students are taught about keeping themselves safe and well.
Safeguarding at MEA Central
During the COVID-19 school closure period concerns can be discussed with a member of the Safeguarding team. Please contact 0161 499 2736 to do this.
Here at MEA Central, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at MEA Central is Mr D Grimes, who is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He is supported by our Safeguarding Officer and Deputy DSL, Ms J Connolly. The wider safeguarding team incorporates Heads of Year and Pastoral Managers. Mrs Adson, Ms Laylor, Ms Millward and Ms Pacheco are all trained to the same standard as the DSL.
The team has a legal duty to report any concerns they may have about the wellbeing of a young person to other agencies. If you have a concern regarding the safety or wellbeing of any young people then please contact the team immediately. If you are unable to do this then you should report your concern to Childrens Services or the Police (if it is an emergency).
Mr Grimes can be contacted using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND at MEA Central
ChatHealth for School Nurses
School nursing messaging service – for young people aged 11-19
Aged 11-16? Our school nurses are still here to help with all kinds of things in these unsettling times.
Just text #ChatHealthNHS to 07507330205 and we’ll reply back. T&Cs: https://chathealth.nhs.uk/important-info/privacy/
COVID 19 - Parent Educational Psychologist Support
Talking to children about Coronavirus
The current situation means that more children throughout the world are becoming affected by what is happening. Many families have relatives and friends that are infected, isolated at home or are at risk of losing their jobs. This means that in addition to the danger of the virus infection, many families are experiencing increased worry, anxiety and possible changes to their daily lives.
If you are a parent or carer and require any further advice or support from an educational psychologist relating to the above please contact the following help line: 0161 276 0115 – Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00
Free, safe and anonymous on-line support for young people aged 10-25.
Forced Marriage Information
Click below to download information about Forced Marriage from HM Government
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Please find below information from the NSPCC about FGM.
Please visit our online safety pages for further information
MEA Central Worry Form
Other links and resources
|42nd Street||42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 38 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.||http://42ndstreet.org.uk/|
Manchester Mind aims to support better mental health for everyone. They are an independent charity and have been supporting Manchester citizens for 30 years.
|Start2||Creative activities for wellbeing/self-help||http://www.start2.co.uk/|
|LGBT Foundation||LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.||https://lgbt.foundation/|
|Young Minds||Mental Health charity supporting and promoting better mental health for young people.||https://youngminds.org.uk/|
|NSPCC||National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.||https://www.nspcc.org.uk/|
|Childline||Support services for young people giving advice and information.||https://www.childline.org.uk/|
|Papyrus||Prevention of young suicide||https://papyrus-uk.org/|