January 2021

Mental health and well-being

As we enter another national lockdown, we would like to remind our school community that help and support is available for anyone struggling with their mental health.

Please visit our Safeguarding and well-being page (located under the 'Information' menu) to access information, contacts and resources. 

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 www.mind.org.uk 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: https://humberisphn.nhs.uk/

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.