If you are struggling or worried about something, or have any questions about mental health, read the 9 ideas below.

Have I spoken to my parents, carers or guardians?

Often, worries and problems can be solved by speaking to an adult at home. They can then help you find the right support if you need it.

Have I spoken to my tutor?

You might find that your worries can be easily solved in school. For example, speaking to your tutor might mean problems can be quickly fixed. Your tutor can also speak to your Head of House if needed.

Do I want to speak to an older student?

We have trained a number of Sixth Form students as Peer Mentors who can work with you for sessions during tutor time if you are worried about something. Speak to your Head of House if you would like to give this a go.

Do I want to speak to a different adult?

You can have 121 sessions with Chris, a youth worker who visits school each week. Speak to your Head of House if you would like to give this a go.

Do I want to speak to a trained counsellor?

You can have a block of 6 sessions with a counsellor who visits the school each week. Speak to your Head of House or Mrs Alston, School Nurse, if you would like to give this a go.

Do I want to see someone just to ask some questions?

Visit Mel, our nurse from CAMHS who helps young people with questions about mental health. She is in school every Wednesday for you to drop in, next to the School Nurse’s office. Speak to your Head of House to check which times she is free. She is in school every 1 or 2 days a week and is available for you to drop in each Wednesday lunchtime, next to the School Nurse’s office. Speak to your Head of House to check which times she is free.


Do I want to speak to someone online?

Visit www.kooth.com where you can speak to an adult who is trained in helping young people, as well as having discussions with other young people online. The website is anonymous so you won’t have to share your details.

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