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Welcome to our dedicated Health and Wellbeing page.

On this page you will find lots of useful information and support available in school, locally, nationally and online. At this time of national crisis it is really important that we look after both the physical and mental health of ourselves and our loved ones. We have a supportive and caring ethos at Risedale and are 'committed to nurturing and sustaining a positive future for all'Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. ❤️ Save Lives.

Public health advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Parents/carers, please familiarise yourself with the most up to date advice on what to do if you or your child(ren) become unwell.

The importance of hygiene: 'Protect yourself and others '

  • Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the 'Catch it, Bin it, Kill it' strategy for those with coughs and sneezes. 
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands!).
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially when you get home from school/work, blow your nose/sneeze or cough, eat or handle food.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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60 Day Daily Wellbeing Tasks.jpg60-Day Daily Wellbeing Tasks:

We think these wellbeing tasks are a great idea to incorporate into your time at home. They really inspire all of the key principles that we promote at Risedale with our 'Pillars of Success'Click here to view your copy of 'The 60-Day Wellbeing Tasks' from Cre8tive Curriculum

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Compass Buzz:

Click the link to check out 'Resource update for the COVID-19 outbreak' from Compass Buzz; an organisation that aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people age 5-18 (25 with SEND) across North Yorkshire.

P.E. with Joe'P.E. with Joe' - Daily LIVE workouts for kids from Joe Wicks The Body Coach:

Don't forget to go to YouTube and check out 'The Body Coach TV' for your daily workout with Joe Wicks. 'P.E. with Joe' is a great opportunity to take part in some real physical exercise whilst learning from home. It's fantastic fun! Please take part and get involved!

Netflex-Board-at-home-PE-board-1 (1)-page-001.jpgNETFLEX:

Daily physical activity is really important in order to help maintain a healthy body and mind. To inspire you to keep active, the PE department have suggested we all take a look at 'Netflex' which, when you click on the picture links, takes you to lots of recommended workout links on YouTube. Click here to access NETFLEX and give it a try!

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Sport England shares top tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time. Click here to access.

East Barnby.jpgOutdoor Learning Ideas from East Barnby:

East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre is posting an 'idea a day' to help children find adventure, stay connected to nature and learn about the outdoors. The first idea is to “build your own backyard compass”. Most of their suggested activities can either be done in your own back garden or whilst you're out doing your daily exercise. Check out their daily Facebook posts and be adventurous!

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Wellbeing Champions at Risedale:

Here at Risedale Sports and Community College we care about every part of our students' lives and so we have developed a dedicated team of staff to act as a support network for when times get tough. All members of the 'Risedale Family' can be approached at any time. Wellbeing is key.

Your Wellbeing Champions at Risedale are: Mrs Wright, Ms Benson, Mrs Deighton and Mr Gunnell.

Supporting your child's medical needs at Risedale:

Our staff are here to help students and families with their medical needs whilst at Risedale. We offer support on a day-to-day basis, working alongside our Senior Leadership Team to ensure that Healthcare Plans for students with more specific needs are met appropriately. Many of our staff are trained in first aid and receive regular and ongoing training.

If you would like to discuss any matters regarding your child's medical needs and how we can best support them at school please feel free to the Risedale reception 01748 83350.

Parents and carers are responsible for:

  • Keeping the school informed about any changes to their child/children's health.
  • Completing a parental agreement for school to administer medicine form before bringing medication into school.
  • Providing the school with the medication their child requires and keeping it up to date.
  • Collecting any leftover medicine at the end of the course or year.
  • Discussing medications with their child/children prior to requesting that a staff member administers the medication.
  • Where necessary, developing an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHCP) for their child in collaboration with the Principal, other staff members and healthcare professionals. 

The following documents may be of help to you:

Healthy Child Team Jan 2019.jpgHealthy Child Team Drop-in's:

Need someone to talk to in confidence about health issues, worries, advice…? The NHS Healthy Child Team will be in school on the first Tuesday of the month 12:40-1:15pm. Please note, unfortunately this service is not available whist the school is closed.

Online Safety:

For specific information regarding 'Online Safety' please visit our dedicated webpage by clicking here.

NHS Vaccinations:

Parents/carers, to consent for your child to receive their NHS vaccinations please visit:

Drugs advice leaflet from North Yorkshire County Council:

We know that the majority of young people don't use drugs (Growing up in North Yorkshire Survey), in fact research shows that young people's drug use has been declining over the past 10 years, but there's still a small group of young people who get drawn into using drugs so it's important that parents/carers know where to go for information and support if they need to: Drugs advice leaflet.pdf

Safer Richmondshire.jpgSome helpful leaflets for parents/carers from Safer Richmondshire:

Tackling Criminal exploitation - A guide for parents:

'Criminal Exploitation' is when individuals or gangs target children and force them to carry out criminal activity. Exploiters may force young people to deal drugs, steal, commit violent or sexual acts and traffic them. Click the link to view a guide for parents regarding Criminal Exploitation from The Children's Society.

County Lines explained:

'County Lines' is the term used for the organised criminal distribution of drugs from the big cities into smaller towns and rural areas using children and vulnerable people. Although cannabis is occasionally linked to the county lines organisations, it is harder drugs that provide the focus: heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines. Click here to find out more about county lines and to watch a helpful video by specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, talking about county lines and why it is such an important issue for some young people.

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Summer Health and Safety Tips:

Some tips to stay healthy and safe during the summer months from the public health team at North Yorkshire County Council:

Useful websites:

Childline_logo_2018.pngChildline: "We're here for you, whatever's on your mind. We'll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you. 0800 1111. Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control. And you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!"

Compass Buzz logo (800x566).jpgCompass BUZZ is an organisation that aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people age 5-18 (25 with SEND) across North Yorkshire. For young people age 11-18 it can be hard growing up and they can face lots of different issues. The Compass BUZZ website offers help and support around some of the most common mental health and wellbeing difficulties such as: anxiety, bullying, eating problems, loss, low mood, low self esteem, regulating emotions, self-harm, stress.

Frank Logo.pngTalk to Frank for honest information about drugs.

TheMix_logo.pngThe Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people helping with life challenges such as; mental health issues, money problems, homelessness, finding a job, break-ups and drugs. Talk to The Mix via online, social or their free, confidential helpline.

NHS-RGB.jpgThe NHS website - NHS Find information and advice on health conditions, symptoms, healthy living, medicines and how to get help.

Parents Protect! help parents and carers protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Wellbeing Connected.JPGWellbeing Connected promotes mental health and wellbeing support in schools.

Young Minds.JPGYoungMinds are leading the fight for a future where all young people are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. YoungMinds offers support to those who are struggling with mental health issues in a bid to overcome life's difficulties and create resilience.