Guidance, Counselling & Wellbeing
Our Connexions centre offers information, guidance & counselling to students.
The centre is located between Reception and the Dining Hall is home to our Counselling Service, Life Skills, Work Experience, Career Advice, Morrisby Tests and Independent Advisers from outside agencies to help students with their careers and future plans. The Connexions centre opens at 8.30am.
Our Careers Education Programme is updated each year and aims to offer students a stable career programme which includes Work Experience for Year 12 students and additional support in Years 9 and 11 when students have to make choices for their qualifications and which pathway they will follow. We also run Clubs, prepare the Enterprise Markets and plan the Extended Learning Days (ELD).
School Counselling Service
The school has a Counsellor who works Monday - Thursday and three volunteer counsellors who come into school one morning each week. Students meet their counsellor once a week following a mutual agreement between students, parents and the school. There is also a facility for pupils to refer themselves to a counsellor, in which case parents would not necessarily be informed. There is often a waiting list for this service. Our Counsellor is qualified and accredited with the BACAP and has been a member of Tring School for a number of years.
Healthy Young Minds in Herts
For information on emotional health and wellbeing support available for children and young people in Hertfordshire please head to https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/
Websites for Teenagers Wellbeing
Hector Stringer took his own life at the age of 18. His family set up Hector’s House in his memory as a signposting charity, with the aim to stop suicide and the stigma around mental health issues. Hector's House is a local charity - Hector was a student at Tring School.
For friendly, confidential drugs advice Talk to Frank
Bullying & Substance Abuse
Drugrehab.com offer a free online resource that provides information about adolescent bullying, addiction, and mental health issues.
Sexual Health & Wellbeing
Go to Brook for advice
The under 18s guide to quitting smoking Livewell & Quit Smoking
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Learn to meditate and live mindfully. Headspace
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and more caring world
Our patron is The Dalai Lama and our members take action to increase wellbeing in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Our vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good, functioning well and helping others.
Anna Freud - Transforming Children's Mental Health
Our vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life. We will continue to promote resilience and wellbeing in children, young people and families, as we have for over 60 years.
Websites for Work Experience Guidance
The websites below provide information on work experience and health and safety in the work place.
Work experience placements
Please use Link2 for online work experience placement review system
General Information about Work Experience
Getting safely on the road to work - what do you need to know? The Health & Safety Executive can help you.
Young Workers on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is an online resource for work experience.
Websites for Career Guidance
Click here for information about Youth Connexions Hertfordshire
www.cascaid.co.uk – CASCAID has almost 50 years’ experience of inspiring people with their career options and plans and has led the development of careers technology and information systems. The CASCAID team is committed to providing innovative tools that raise aspirations and inspire choices.
http://www.channelmogo.org/ – ChannelMOGO is a portal for young people, aged 13-19 (up to 25 with a learning difficulty and/or disability) who live or go to school in Hertfordshire.
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ – Not Going to Uni – the one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
https://vinspired.com/ – vinspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds. vinspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.
vinspired recognises that volunteering can help young people thrive, and transform the communities they live in. It teaches them vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving. It prepares them for their future.
We know that 74% of young people are ready to volunteer, which will have a massive impact on communities across the UK. We’re here to help young people harness those opportunities.
http://icould.com/ – Real stories to inspire your career. From accountants to zookeepers, get a first-hand view of jobs and ideas for your future.