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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Children and Families

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

HarmLESS offers resources for those in contact with a young person that struggles with self-harm


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 


Eating Disorders

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

Mindful has some great activities and guided meditation to help you to build self-esteem and 

manage stress 

The Tapping Solution app for Tapping mediations to release stress and anxiety, improve sleep

and reduce negative emotion


General Help

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