Health & Wellbeing
Contact your Student Leadership Team
Safeguarding & Welfare Support
Please find a range of organisations who can help should you require advice, guidance and/or support during a school closure or self-isolation period.
There is a range of ways to access help via text, emails, websites, phone numbers, and apps.
- Young persons NHS drop-in; i-Rock Eastbourne; email@example.com
- Young persons health and wellbeing; www.onmymind.info.
- Childline 0800 1111
- The NSPCC 0808 800 5000
- The Portal www.theportal.org.uk
- ChatHealth 07507 332473
- Young minds crisis messenger (www.youngminds.org.uk) - Text YM to 85258
- CAMHS 01323 446065
- SPOA 01323 4642222 (to contact children's services)
- Download “the calm app” from the NHS
- Eastbourne foodbank; 01323 409925
- Police; 101 (Emergency 999)
- Samaritans 116 123
Information: helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education Staff, parents and young people with questions about COVID-19 related to education can contact the helpline as follows:
phone: 0800 046 8687
The opening hours are from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).
The latest guidance for education settings is available on GOV.UK.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
World Health Organisation
At The Eastbourne Academy, we seek to promote positive aspects of physical, mental and social health through a variety of ways such as SPHERE & Physical Education lessons, Extracurricular activities, Tutor time sessions, Assemblies, Student Leadership programs and many others.
We are dedicated to promoting positive mental health and de-stigmatising mental health issues. Students and staff are delivered sessions around stress and anxiety and provided with strategies to help.
The Eastbourne Academy delivers mental-health awareness weeks for students in years 7-11, receiving an assembly asking them to consider the differences between those with a visible, physical illness and those with a perhaps unseen mental health illness, to challenge their own and others’ perceptions of those with a mental health issue and how they could support them, just as they would support someone with a physical illness. Alongside this, students have one term of Curriculum time dedicated to Mental Health and Wellbeing during their SPHERE Lessons.
There are also a number of displays across the Academy promoting positive physical, mental and social health; they give students strategies for dealing with these and information, advice and guidance about where and how to access help and support. These are updated regularly to promote a number of key issues linked to wellbeing throughout the year.
Some members of staff are Mental Health First Aiders who are trained to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.
Please find below some website links that you find useful
Head lice can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of poor health habits or being dirty.
Even though they do not jump or fly, they can spread from one person to another by sharing combs, brushes, clothing, hats, and bedding.
There are many lice treatment shampoos on the market, as well as other mechanical and manual methods of controlling the lice.
Bedding, clothing, and hats should be laundered in very hot water (120 degrees) on the same day or evening your child is treated.
Nits (lice eggs) are tiny, white, pearly eggs that attach themselves to the hair shaft close to the scalp. The nit can be removed manually by pinching between two fingernails and pulling it off the hair shaft, or by using a "nit comb", available in most pharmacies.
All members of the household need to be checked when there is one case of head lice in your immediate family.
Extremism and Radicalisation
At The Eastbourne Academy, we pride ourselves on being a multi-cultural and diverse community where we celebrate how we all make contributions to British society.
You may have heard through the news about the strategy called Prevent. As part of this strategy, we teach about equality, what it means to be British and how to be a positive and active member of society. You will be able to see this in practice through initiatives such as our Student Leadership programme and the Sphere programme to name just two areas.
However, being a parent at this time can be very hard as well as confusing and you may well be concerned about your child and what they are accessing through mass media on radicalisation and extremism. Please use the link below for further information.
We hope it helps and if you have anything you would like to add to our rich curriculum on diversity and equality or if you wish to discuss a concern you can also contact us.
Educate Against Hate
We all want our children to live in a safe and loving environment so that they can grow up to become happy, confident adults. You will already know that your children can be vulnerable to risks both inside and outside the home, and will have taken steps to protect them so they can grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential.
Protecting your children from radicalisation and extremism is similar to protecting them from the other harms you may be more familiar with, such as drugs, gangs and sexual exploitation.
Please use the link below to help educate against hate.
Where can I find out more information about Dyslexia?
The British Dyslexia Association is a UK national organisation, offering a wide range of information for parents. Use the link below to find out more.
Where can I find out about Free School Meals?
You can find out some useful information about Free School Meals below
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco
Health and Wellbeing
The Academy takes all incidents, bully and online safety issues extremely seriously.
If you have a concern that you would like to report, regarding anything at home or school, then please use the link below to access our reporting form.
You can also use the following links to report abuse.
Other useful links.
- Childnet Hub
- Internet Matters
- Better Internet for KIds
- National Safty Online
- Safer Internet Centre
- Sexting - Advice for Parents
- Snapchat - A Parents Guide
- Snapchat Safety Centre
- Sussex Police
- Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazines