This page was created in consultation with our Student Parliament.

I am kind to others and kind to myself.

It is really important on our pathways to success that we are kind to ourselves and others.  Being kind to ourselves means that we are mindful of our personal wellbeing and how we can maintain that.  A good analogy is if you had a broken leg you would go to the hospital, see a doctor and get support in getting it fixed.  If there is an issue that you are finding challenging then to be kind to yourself, you look for solutions to get it ‘fixed’ and make the issue or situation more manageable for yourself.

In being kind to yourself there are different pathways you can take:

  • Your first people to talk to are your trusted adults at home, and your friends.
  • Check your Preparation for Life folder for guidance
  • Your tutors, your pastoral teams and your teachers
  • See the student support poster in every classroom
  • Designated safeguarding leads

There may be some topics that you are not comfortable talking about to anyone.  Below is a list of websites and guidance that you may find useful in seeking answers and guidance.  Your Preparation for Life teachers and your tutors will also regularly signpost you to useful organisations and wellbeing support. There are hyperlinks below that will take you to websites that are external to CSIA and we do not control the content of what they share.  There are also some hyperlinks that will take you to other areas of our website for support.

External Agency Support

These are organisations that you can contact for support and guidance.

Please note that when you contact Childline it will not come up on your phone bill, however, the number will be logged on your recent phone calls.  So if you are making a call that you do not want someone to see, be aware that you would need to delete that number.  However, we would always recommend honesty in talking to trusted adults about making a call to support your wellbeing.  Childline also has a fantastic website that has a lot of information on all sorts of topics to help you.


Our webpage has a number of links on there to support your careers choices.  You also have access to our Careers Google Classroom which contains many supportive links.

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco use

  • Many links can be found in Appendix 1 of our drugs, alcohol, smoking and e-cigarette policy.
  • Talk to Frank: drugs help and advice
  • We are With You: YZUP, AddAction – This team come into school on Preparation for Life days and run workshops with you. They provide free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health Tel: 01872 300816

Mental health

Online Safety

Personal wellbeing

Preparing for exams or High Stakes Assessments 

Relationships and sexual health

  • Barnados: Supporting young people across the UK. Cornwall Advocacy and Independent Visitor Service available via 01752 256339 Website:
  • Brook:Sexual health advisory support for young people to age 25. Includes advice and guidance for parents and carers.  Website:
  • Domestic abuse guidance: and
  • NSPCC: Advice and guidance on how to protect children. Website:
  • Relate: UK’s largest provider of relationship support.Website:
  • YAY Cornwall: (Young and Yourself) The youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people up to the age of 25 who live, work or who are visiting, at school or college in Cornwall. Website:

Your rights

  • Children’s Legal Centre: operates a free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people. Tel: 01206 714 650 (general queries only) Email: Website:
  • Children’s Rights Alliance for England – A charity working to improve the lives and status of all children in England through the fullest implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Email: Website:

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