Wellbeing and Mental Health
What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Please make use of the resources below. If you need any further help, support or guidance then please do speak to a member of staff in school.
Our Senior Mental Health Lead is Mrs Bettley.
Need urgent help? If you need access to urgent mental health support, please ring the
NHS CWP crisis line on 0800 145 6485
dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages, including children and young people.
Alternatively, the Shout text messaging service is also available if you are unable to call. Text 'BLUE' to 85258 to start a conversation, via text, with a trained volunteer, who will provide free and confidential support.
You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.
Useful websites for supporting wellbeing and mental health.
ChatHealth is run by Starting Well. It is a text message service to support your family's health and wellbeing.
Place2be is a national service working with those from 4-14 to support them in enhancing their resilience through counselling and various creative based therapies.
Young Minds or Childline who have text and phone services and can offer support such as through telephone counselling.
Shout 85258 provides free, confidential, 24/7 text message support in the UK for anyone struggling to cope. They can help with issues including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, self-harm, relationship problems and bullying.
MyMind is a website for young people, parents, and professionals working with children & young people. Here you can find information on how to look after your mental health, how to access help and support, and details of support services in your local area.
Koala North West Supporting families who have a child aged 1 to 11 years old, where poor sleep routines are having a significant impact on the whole family, often also resulting in learning and behavioural issues.
Anna Freud Parents and Carers resources offer advice and guidance to help support the children and young people who may be struggling with poor mental health.
MindEd is a resource on children,young people, adults and older people's mental health
BEAT eating disorders is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Hope Again young people living after loss
Winston's Wish giving hope to grieving children
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) provides advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, all their advice is confidential.