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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



Mrs Dey

Mrs Wynne


Mr Togher Mrs Maxwell


Mr Wearden

Mrs McLeod


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, 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

Suicidal Ideation

CWP - 24/7 Mental Health Phone Line

In this situation, it is important to get help quickly. 

Please call 0800 145 6485 and a 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.

The phone line is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0800 145 6485.


Please note: A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0300 303 3972. To be directed to the best local service to support you if you feel you are in crisis

You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.