SUPPORT

Supporting your child’s wellbeing

If you are looking for information on how to support your child, these links will take you to organisations who can help.

VICTA Student Portal

VICTA Student Portal

The VICTA Student Portal talks directly to students aged 10 to 29 years. Young people can explore the resources and share in stories from their VI peers. Below are links to pages that focus on supporting their wellbeing.

victastudents.org.uk


Wellbeing support pages on the Student Portal

Wellbeing resources for 10 to 13 years

Here your child can find resources to help them look after their wellbeing, from finding support to positive steps they can take to keep their mental health strong.

victastudents.org.uk/10-13-wellbeing

 

Wellbeing resources for 14 to 17 years

These resources focus on finding support for all the challenges young people face, from coping with anxiety and mental health to personal health problems they may be embarrassed to talk about.

victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing

 

Wellbeing resources for 18 to 29 years

A comprehensive list of where young adults can find support and help with their mental health, anxiety, embarrassing problems, suicide prevention and more.

victastudents.org.uk/18-plus-wellbeing/

 


Anti-bullying

Information and links from organisations who may be able to help.

National Bullying Helpline

nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

 

Young Minds – Coping with Bullying

youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/bullying

 

Twinkl – Anti-Bullying Resources

twinkl.co.uk/event/anti-bullying-week-2021

 

Kidscape – Help with Bullying

kidscape.org.uk

 

Anti-Bullying Alliance – Information for Parents and Carers

anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/parents-and-carers

Download the parent toolkit for Ant-Bullying Week 2021

 

The Anti-Bullying Alliance has produced these videos to watch with your child:

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word – official Primary School film

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word – official Secondary School film


Online safety

In an ever-changing world of technology, online safety and cyber-bullying is an important issue. Here are some links that can help parents and students stay smart online.

VICTA Student Portal – Online Safety resources for students

10 to 13 years: victastudents.org.uk/10-13-online-safety

14 to 17 years: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-online-safety

18 to 29 years: victastudents.org.uk/18-plus-online-safety

 

Internet Matters – Help your child stay safe online

internetmatters.org/hub/question/can-i-help-child-take-new-digital-green-cross-code-safe-online


Stories from young people

Reading accounts from other young people with a vision impairment who share their experiences can help both you and your child.

 

Life of a Blind Girl – My mainstream school experience

lifeofablindgirl.com/2016/06/23/my-mainstream-school-experience

 

Ability Extra – Bullying and visual impairment

abilityextra.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/bullying-visual-impairment

 

Elin Williams on the Scope online forum – Bullying and vision impairment

forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/52152/

 


Add your details

If your organisation is not yet included on our list please get in touch at online@victa.org.uk and we will be happy to add you to our resources.

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