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 

Last updated: January 2021

General help and support - useful links and resources 

Are you worried, anxious or feeling low and need some support? Why not have a free, confidential chat with a Childline counsellor or find helpful advice on a website or app.

Whether it's exam stress, relationship worries or you're just not feeling great, these resources can help you to manage your emotional well-being.

Chat with a counsellor online about whatever's worrying you. Calls are FREE and anonymous.

Thirteen is an online resource for young people and parents, offering help and advice on a range of issues including Mental Health, Emotional Wellbeing, Self Harm, Bullying, Exploitation and many more.

ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years of age living and/or educated within the East Riding. 

Kooth is your online mental well-being community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.



Mind - Mental health resources

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.

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:

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.





Withernsea High School has partnered with the Mind charity as part of a national pilot project for mental health. The aim is 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

Please click here to view/download an information pack about the school nurse service

Booking an appointment

As of September 2020, and due to the change in routine brought about by Covid-19, ALL appointments with the school nurse must now be booked in advance.

Appointments will take place in HLC8 between 11.45 and 1.15pm.

Students should refer to the daily student bulletin for instructions on where, when and how they can book an appointment.

Students can also confidentially ask for help about a range of issues by texting the ChatHealth text service on: 07507 332 891

This service is available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.  

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