Health and Safety

 

Harmonize Academy is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all students, staff, visitors and members of the public.

Mr Michael Kearns, Site Manager is the Health & Safety Officer.

 

First Aid Day On Friday 8th November Harmonize Academy had A First Aid Day.

All students at Harmonize took part in The Hands on First Aid Training Experience in Basic Life Support.

 

These sessions were run by Sam and Wayne from www.icansavealife.co.uk . Each student received practical training in basic first aid skills and resuscitation skills as well as defibrillator and CPR training. Students felt they had been given a basic understanding of the skills needed to save a life and how important this could be. Ours students were reassured to find out that Harmonize Academy has a defibrillator on site and that staff are trained to use this. From 2020, schools will be required to teach first aid and basic life-saving skills. Secondary school children will learn how to help someone who is suffering a cardiac arrest. The First Aid course also enhanced topics covered in PSHE and PE lessons. It was a great day enjoyed by all the students who were proud to be awarded with a certificate.

Health and Safety Policy

 

Mental Health Support

CAMHS Poster

Mental Health & Wellbeing

For information and support about young people’s mental well-being please contact a member of the Pastoral Team.

You may find the following resources useful:

SOURCES FOR PARENTS TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

Fresh – CAMHS: http://www.freshcamhs.org/

Liverpool CAMHS: https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/

Talk Liverpool: https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/

YPAS: http://www.ypas.org.uk/

NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/anxiety-in-children.aspx#makes

NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-stress-anxiety.aspx

Mental Health Foundation’s Guide for Parents and Carers:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/mental-health-schools-make-it-count-parents-carers-guide.pdf

Kooth

Kooth is an NHS accredited online counselling service commissioned by Liverpool CAMHS to provide support for young people in Merseyside.  Students have received information sessions in school and are aware of the service.  Please click on the links below for further information.

https://www.kooth.com/

Click here to find out how to sign up to “Kooth” which is a FREE, anonymous, conīŦdential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering counselling, information, and forums for children and young people

There are also a range of services and places to get support externally. Here are some links to safeguarding websites and resources, where you can find advice and report any concerns you may have: 

  • ThinkUKnow – support for staying safe when online
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Safety Centre – for support and reporting concerns about online abuse
  • Childline - you can also call 0800 1111
  • Samaritans - you can also call free 116 123
  • NSPCC general helpline: if you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact an NSPCC counsellor for help, advice and support: 0808 800 5000
  • NSPCC helpline for both children and adults who are victims of sexual abuse in schools. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish: 0800 136 663

Other useful Links;

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/ Children’s charities and support services

https://www.brook.org.uk/ Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing advice and guidance

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ A confidential emotional support service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence

https://www.refuge.org.uk/ For women and children. Against domestic abuse

https://youngminds.org.uk/  Young people’s mental health and wellbeing

 

First Aid Notice 2023

Current First Aid personnel are listed below.

First Aid equipment is stored in Room 28. The Medical Room, Ground Floor, Left Corridor. The de-fibrillator is stored in the school office, Room 32.

 

Role Name Location to Cover
Health & Safety Officer
First Aid training
updated 8/1/2020
Mr Michael Kearns
Site Manager & Health & Safety Officer
Whole Building
First Aider including Epipen
First Aid training
updated 
10/1/2023
Mrs Liz Cunningham
Assistant Principal
Whole Building
Trips & Activities
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 8/1/2020
Mr Wynn Ridge
Assistant Principal
Whole Building
Trips & Activities
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 10/1/2023
Ms Amelia Sherlock
Teaching Assistant
Ground Floor
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 10/1/2023
Mrs Ann Marie Tunstall
Teacher
Ground Floor
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 
10/1/2023
Ms Michaela Webb
Teacher
Ground Floor
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 8/1/2020
Mr Sam Elackman
Technician
First Floor
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 
10/1/2023
Mr Okaro Onowighose
Teacher
First Floor
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 
10/1/2023
Ms Denise Vaughan
Teacher
First Floor
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 
10/1/2023
Mr Neal King
Teacher / Teaching Assistant
Gym
PE Trips & Activities
First Aider
First Aid training
updated 
10/1/2023
Mr Liam McNab
Teacher / Teaching Assistant
Gym
PE Trips & Activities