Return to School / Start of Term information
Click here to find more information on returning to school on 5th September 2022.
Links to further info and local/national support
Kooth, Childline, NHS Health Young Minds, TOGMind, Positive Steps, Mind, YoungMinds, Samaritans, MAHDLO, NSPCC, MASH, Police, Housing
Parent Resilience Transition Courses
Oldham Local Authority manage our admissions process. If you wish to submit an In Year Transfer, you can download the form here and once you receive notification that your child has been allocated a place at Oasis Leesbrook, please make contact with the Main Reception Desk on 0161 290 4000. Our reception team will be able to assist you with arranging an admission meeting with Mr Pickering and will inform you of what documentation is required for the meeting to take place.
Please view our Anti-Bullying policy here.
Let's talk about: bullying (information provided by Kooth)
Anti-Bullying Week Assemblies
Our student deputy principals along with members of the student council delivered the Anti-bullying assembly to the rest of their peers in the school. The theme of Anti Bullying week this year is ‘Reach Out’. All students did a great good in presenting this and helping deliver a vital message for the Academy
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)
Telephone: 03000 11 12 13
Back to School after Lockdown
Click here to download the brochure.
Beat (Beating Eating Disorders)
youth email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Adult email: email@example.com
Adult helpline: 0808 801 0677
Click here for resources on Children's Mental Health.
Click here for resources on Mental Health Awareness Week.
Click here for resources on Mindfulness.
Click here to access important resources that are available to help support mental health and wellbeing for young people, carers, and professionals.
Click here for resources on Eating Disorders.
Mr Pickering - Pastoral Manager, is the named E-Safety Officer at Oasis Leesbrook. For more info, click here and also find our presentation on E-Safety here.
Our mission to keep all students at Leesbrook safe extends to the virtual world. To recognise the huge significance of social media and the internet in everyday life for our students Leesbrook students will be doing activities and surveys about keeping themselves safe online. Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day which is a national campaign to support young people online. Please see link below to find all of their useful resources.
Mental Health Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022 - EDAW 2022 (beateatingdisorders.org.uk)
Here are some great resources which we feel would be beneficial to support a young person who may be experiencing an Eating Disorder.
Nightstop Communities Northwest
Your teen is watching, they are observing how you deal with challenging situations. Click here for more information.
Oasis Community Hub
Click here to find out more about our Community work.
Oasis Leesbrook Pride Month
13th November – 19th November is an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of trans and gender non-conforming people, to recognise the issues members of the trans community often face and to celebrate the achievements, contributions and identities of those who identify as trans. The week leads up to the Trans Day of Remembrance that was created to remember the lives of trans people we have lost to violence against our communities.
Trans is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth
Trans people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including (but not limited to) transgender, non-binary, or genderqueer.
It is important to remember:
- Trans identities are diverse. Trans people may identify in lots of different ways.
- Not everyone identifies as ‘male’ or ‘female’. Sometimes, people assume that being trans is about feeling you are the ‘opposite’ gender. This is true for some trans people, but not for others. This assumption makes things difficult for those who identify outside of ‘male’ or ‘female’, for example non-binary people. A non-binary person may need some different things to feel comfortable to, for example, a trans person who identifies as ‘male’.
- Not every trans person will want to transition but may still like, or benefit from, ongoing support of some kind.
- Language is important. People sometimes worry about using the correct language when talking about gender identity and are often concerned about ‘getting it wrong’.
Guide to Being a Trans Ally
Relax Kids Oldham -
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
Socials & Latest News
Stress Awareness Week - w/c 7th November 2022
Stress is the body's reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It's very common, can be motivating to help us achieve things in our daily life, and can help us meet the demands of home, work and family life.
But too much stress can affect our mood, our body and our relationships – especially when it feels out of our control. It can make us feel anxious and irritable, and affect our self-esteem.
Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period of time can also lead to a feeling of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, often called burnout ( Every Mind Matters, 2022).
Top tips to deal with stress and burnout / Breathing exercises
Positive steps to wellbeing
Stress information booklet
Stress management tips
Click here to see our Trust policies
We Can Help Families
We Can Help Families has been designed to assist families in accessing services to help improve outcomes and build resilience. Included as part of this offer is some online parenting courses which is also available in other languages.