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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Do you need mental health support?

Mental health support during school hours

There is support in our school for anyone wanting to discuss worries. You can speak to your Form tutor, your Pastoral Manager or Head of Year or a member of staff who you feel you can talk to. The best time to do this is before 8.40am in the morning, at break, at lunch time or during PLaN.


Head of Year

Pastoral Manager



Mrs Dey

Mrs Wynne


Mr Togher Mrs Maxwell


Mr Wearden

Mrs McLeod

10 Mr Quirk Ms Carter


Mr Jones

Mrs Bowen

Learners in 6th Form: Please speak to either Mr Lewis, Director of 6th Form or Miss Simpson, Head of Year 12 or Mrs Stickels, Pastoral Manager. Alternatively email or

Important: In a crisis, please do not contact members of staff outside of school hours since they will not be able to help you at that time. Please contact either local or national support found below:

Mental health support outside of school hours

Local support is available. You can speak to:

  • Your Doctor (GP)
  • Your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services call:  01244 397644

Monday to Friday 5pm-10pm   

Weekends             12pm- 8pm            

  • A mental health practitioner at your local Hospital A&E in an emergency

The following national organisations also offer support: 

  • The Mix - confidential support for young people: -  0808 808 4994 
  • Childline - counselling service: -  0800 1111
  • Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support: 
  • Youth Wellbeing Directory - find support services local to you:  
  • On My Mind - make informed choices about mental wellbeing:  
  • AFC Crisis Messenger -Crisis Messenger text services provides free, 24/7 crisis support: Text AFC to 85258
  • Shout - 24/7 text service if you need immediate help Text shout to 85258