If you have concerns that a young person has been harmed or is at risk of significant harm, please contact any of the following people:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mr M R Crofts (Headteacher)


01964 613133 (Switchboard)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL)


Mrs C Tomes


01964 611530 (Direct Dial)
Includes out-of-hours secure answerphone


Safeguarding Officer


Mrs E McCreaddie


01964 613133 (Main Switchboard)


Designated Safeguarding Governor


Mrs C Heaton (Chair of Governors)


via Mrs F Crawforth (Clerk to the Governors) at


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health and well-being

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your well-being.

Mind have developed the following page of information specifically about ‘Coronavirus and your well-being’

It has plenty of ideas of ways to keep people well during this time, particularly if they have to stay at home:

This information is to help you cope if:

• you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus

• you’re staying at home or avoiding public places as part of social distancing

• you have to self-isolate. This means you avoid contact with other people and follow strict hygiene rules.

In addition, we would suggest the following:
• Self-care – Find what works well for you and give yourself the time you need to stay well

• Support network – Stay in contact with your support network as much as possible (friends, family, colleagues etc.). If you cannot meet face-to-face then make use of telephone and online communications.

• Websites and apps – Make use of the Mind website or any other online support available

• GP – If you have any further concerns then you can talk to your GP or contact 111

• Emergency services – If you have a medical emergency, contact 999 or access A&E as soon as possible.


Mind - Newsletter (Updated 4th June 2020)

Mind have released their latest newsletter which aims to pull together a range of organisations and resources you can turn to for extra support during these challenging times.

Please click here to view/download



The ThinkNinja app offers tools and techniques to promote good emotional and mental health.

As a direct response to the current crisis, ThinkNinja has been updated with specific COVID-19 support. The new content brings self-help skills and knowledge to young people who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during this time.

The new COVID-19 content provides an opportunity for young people to understand the following aspects:


* Fears relating to the virus

* Isolation struggles and how to stay connected to family and friends

* Worries about personal health and health of family members

* Coping techniques to use during the crisis

* Other helpful tips


If you want to know more about ThinkNinja please go to the following website:



Family life during lockdown

The following document contains many useful links for parents/carers and students on coping with family life during lockdown, including a safe "chat space" for parents to talk to others who may be struggling.

Please click here to view/download the Family Life During Lockdown information pack.



School Nurses

We would like to remind all students that support from the school nurses is still available, even though schools are currently closed to students.

School nurses are available 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, via ChatHealth – their confidential text messaging service. The contact number for ChatHealth is 07507 332891.

For more information, please visit the ISPHNS website:





In the 2018-19 academic year, Withernsea High School partnered with the Mind charity as part of a national pilot project for mental health. The aim was to develop a new approach to improving the well-being of all of those who learn and work in our school community.

Below are a number of useful resources for parents/carers and students to download.


Resources for parents/carers
Please click the links below to view/download the information.
Document Description

Supporting your child through their exams

This leaflet offers some information about how to spot your child may be struggling, and some practical tips on how to support them during their exams.

Supporting your child to stay well online

This leaflet aims to give parents information about social media, its potential effects on mental health, and what to do if you’re worried about your child’s use of social media.

Supporting your family's well-being

This leaflet will give you some ideas around how to support wellbeing in your family in five easy steps, making it fun for everyone involved.

Resources for students

Well-being challenge for students

This booklet has some activities to help you look after
your well-being and give you some ideas to help build
up your resilience.These activities will help you find tools to add to your resilience toolkit that you can access anywhere and everywhere when you are finding things hard.


School Nurse  

The School Nurse is available every Monday lunchtime to offer free, confidential health advice from a qualified NHS professional.

She will give support, advice and information to help you with:

• General Health

• Fitness and Exercise

• Advice on Stopping Smoking

• Weight issues + Nutrition

• Relationships

• Bullying
• Emergency Contraception

• STI’s

• Pregnancy Testing

• Anxiety and Stress

• Sexuality
• Relaxation

• Anger

• Contraception Advice

• Condoms

• Sexual Health

Follow the East Riding Health Visitors and School Nurses on social media for more information:

Facebook: East Riding ISPHN Service

Instagram: isphns_eastriding

Twitter: @ISPHNS

You can also confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, or make an appointment with a health practitioner, by texting the ChatHealth text service on: 07507 332 891

Available 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.