We will use this page to signpost parents and pupils to mental health support that is available to those who may need it or want to talk to someone.
The Academy will support you in any way we can and staff are ready to talk through any worries or issues you may be struggling with, including by contacting our Parental Support Officer, Emily Chesterman. However, we understand that you may not wish to talk to us or you may want to access specialist support, which we hope the links below will allow you to do. In addition to these links, the Academy will also use this page to share mental health resources, which can be found further down the page.
Childline - confidential telephone counselling 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
The Mix - provides a free confidential telephone helpline and online service – 0808 808 4994 (free 11.00am – 11.00pm daily) or you can access the online community https://www.themix.org.uk/
SHOUT - text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained crisis volunteer
KOOTH - https://www.kooth.com/ or download the app for support from an online counsellor . Counsellors available until 10pm every day. Free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people (check the offer in your area)
Teen Mental Health – https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/parents/teen-mental-health-a-guide-for-parents/ a guide for parents to help with teen mental health.
Action for Children – actionforchildren.org.uk
Charity supporting children, young people and their families across England.
Beat – 0808 801 0711 (youth line) 0808 801 0811 (student line)
beateatingdisorders.co.uk Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.
Hub of Hope – hubofhope.co.uk
A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support.
Safer Space /Towerhurst via Email
Email: Towerhurst@creativesupport.org.uk Tel: 01274 585885
Me and My Mind – meandmymind.nhs.uk
Advice and support for young people struggling with unusual experiences, such as hearing voices.
OCD Youth – ocdyouth.org
Youth Support for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
On My Mind – annafreud.org/on-my-mind
Information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.
Shelter – shelter.org.uk/youngpeople
Charity working for people in housing need by providing free, independent, expert housing advice.
Voice Collective – voicecolleactive.co.uk
Support for people under 25 who hear voices, have visions or other unusual sensory experiences or beliefs.
YoungMinds – 0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)
85258 (crisis messenger service, text YM)
Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers. Provides information on medication for young people.
Papryus – Prevention of young suicide
Call: 0800 068 41 41
SMS: 07786 209697
A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling.
Youth Access – youthaccess.org.uk
Advice and counselling network for young people, including details of free local services.