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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Does your child need mental health support?

Mental health support during school hours

There is lots of support in our school for anyone wanting to discuss worries or concerns. Your child can speak to their Form tutor, Pastoral Manager or Head of Year or a member of staff who they feel they 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



Mr Wearden

Miss Bardsley


Mr Quirk

Miss Carter


Mr Jones

Mrs Bowen


Miss Tobias

Miss Spooner


Miss Welch

Mrs Maxwell

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

Important: In a crisis, learners should not contact members of staff outside of school hours since they will not be able to help them 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