We care about the Mental Health & Wellbeing of all our children and want to make sure that our families know where to turn to when needed.
There are many resources and apps available for support and advice. More importantly though, our staff are here for you. Here are the members of our fantastic pastoral team but you can ask any member of staff for help and they'll point you in the right direction:
Fully qualified Trauma-Informed Schools Practitioner: Ms Dyckhoff
Parent Support Advisor: Laura Saunders
Accredited Mental Health Senior Leader: Mrs Read
Safeguarding Officer and lead DSL: Mr Godfrey
Attendance Officer: Mrs Abigail
Laura Saunders, Mrs Read and Mrs Seymour are also trained adult Mental Health First Aiders.
We've put together this list of organisations, categorised into - Mental Health, Self Harm, Anxiety, Mood and Depression, Suicide, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness and Meditation, General Help. You can click on the organisation name to take you directly to their website for more information.
General Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
MeeToo free app is a safe space where young people can talk about anything difficult
Kooth and Shout are free and confidential online mental health and wellbeing communities
NHS Wellbeing Service has lots of helpful guides and resources as well as webchat
Young Minds offers Mental Health support for young people when they need it, no matter what
Calm Harm is an app designed to manage self-harm urges using distraction and grounding techniques
Sleep, Anxiety, Mood and Depression
The Teen Sleep Hub for advice and resources on improving sleep
Clear Fear is an app to help manage, track, understand and reduce anxiety.
Catch It is an NHS app to help manage and understand feelings of anxiety and depression
Blurt it Out free resources and help for those affected by depression
Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource full of information and tools to help users stay
safe in a crisis. The app includes a safety plan, reasons for living and a 'life box'
Papyrus offers support and advice on the prevention of young people suicide, with an out of hours helpline available
Beat is there to help if you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder
Mindfulness and Meditation
Chill Panda is a story based game app teaching breathing and relaxation techniques to manage stress and worry
Live Happy is an app focussing on the importance of happiness
Smiling Mind is a mindfulness app to help bring balance to your life with daily meditation exercises
The Tapping Solution app for Tapping mediations to release stress and anxiety, improve sleep
and reduce negative emotion
Childline is dedicated to ending child abuse and cruelty. They have a free and confidential service
where you can talk to trained counsellors about anything, big or small - call 0800 1111
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection. You can make a report if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online.
NSPCC helping children overcome abuse and neglect and protecting those at risk. With a new helpline
for children and young people experiencing abuse in school - call 0800 136 663
Refuge supporting women and children escaping domestic abuse and violence. Free 24/7 helpline -
call 0808 2000 247
Samaritans for free confidential and emotional support for anyone experiencing feelings of distress
and despair, available 24/7 - call 116 123 24
Shout 24/7 confidential text service for anyone struggling to cope. Text 85258 free from all major UK mobile networks