Mental Health and Wellbeing

Your mental health is very important to us; we want to support you and help you to support yourself.

Talk to your trusted adult. They will:

  • Be open minded and will not make assumptions
  • Know that you are not doing anything to seek attention but that you need some help
  • Be there to help you and will not judge you
  • Listen to you and offer reassurance
  • They will not put pressure on you, force you to talk or minimise your feelings

What is available in school:

  • Support from a trusted adult(s)
  • Help from the pastoral team
  • Signposting to resources and organisations that can help
  • Support from trained mental health first aiders
  • Referral to our school nurse
  • Referral to Teens In Crisis
  • Referral to Young Gloucester Youth Support
  • Referrals into our Mental Health Trailblazer project

What is available to you on your own?


Talk to your trusted adult(s), the safeguarding team or any member of the senior team – we are here for you.

Here are some links to useful websites for support on mental health and wellbeing: is a great resource for families and professionals to access information and support. Sleep is often impacted for people whom are having difficulties with their mental health, this is a useful resource which provides ideas/ strategies to promote positive sleep hygiene.

CalmHarm App: Calm Harm provides tasks to help young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

BlueIce App: BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. This is generally recommended for those whom are already receiving mental health support.

Text: Shout! 85258 Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place for young people to go if they are struggling to cope and they need immediate help. This is a website for young people if they are struggling to cope with their emotions or situations in their life. The information provided is a starting point and provides ideas/ support. This website provides support for both young people and parents, from practical support, looking at the short and long term to being able to view others situations and stories. This website provides support / information in regards to; anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders and addiction. Support / resources are targeted not only at young people but parents and teachers. The Mix provide online, telephone support as well as a wealth of information regarding various topics/ difficulties which young people can face.

Parenting Support Line: 0800 6525675 Teens in Crisis is a counselling service for young people.  They can support with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger, low self-esteem. They offer online or fact to face counselling services, though there is a waiting list. Infobuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with mental and emotional needs.  They can provide drug and alcohol intervention. Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service offers counselling and advice to those who are victims of violence at home. To request advice, you complete an online self-referral form. Part of the nationwide network of foodbanks. The website gives information about how to access vouchers to be used at the foodbank.  The Crisis Team has links to a wide range of support groups.

Call the Samaritans on 116 123 if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair that could lead to suicide. UK’s leading mental health charity. comprehensive website with advice for all stages of family life. Young Minds Matter is a confidential NHS mental health support service for young people in Trailblazer schools across Gloucestershire. To meet with someone from Young Minds Matter in our school ask Student reception for a referral or use YMMChat.  Young Gloucestershire offers young people practical advice and help through community support, one to one work and mentoring. Young Gloucestershire work closely with Tewkesbury School to offer transition support for students and have recently opened a hub for young people in Tewkesbury town centre. Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre offer support for people in Gloucestershire affected by sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

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