Mental Health

Advice on mental well-being for pupils

You are not alone! Around 1 in 5 young people experience a mental problem. For some young people, these problems will pass over time, but others may need a bit of extra support to help them get back on track.

Here at St Leonard’s Catholic school, our vision is to provide our young people with the right level of support at the right time.

Our wellbeing resources aim to empower our young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.

We would always recommend that you seek the support and advice from your GP.

Quick links direct to the following services:

Kooth

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing service for children and young people. Kooth offers a wide range of therapeutic tools to help children and young people and support their mental wellbeing.

Young people using the site are able to access a range of support services including one-to-one counselling sessions, discussing issues with their peers through online discussion boards, reading and contributing to self-help content and recording their feelings via journals and goal trackers. The online nature of Kooth means that young people can access help in a way that is most suitable for them, at a time that is convenient for them, 365 days of the year.

YoungMinds

If you’re struggling with your feelings, you’re not alone. YoungMinds have loads of practical tips and advice from young people just like you, as well as information on getting the support you need.

If you are having a mental health crisis and need urgent help now, find out who to contact on our urgent help page.

ChildLine

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Papyrus

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINE247.

BEAT

Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Our national Helpline exists to encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because we know the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. People can contact us online or by phone 365 days a year. We listen to them, help them to understand the illness, and support them to take positive steps towards recovery. We also support family and friends, equipping them with essential skills and advice, so they can help their loved ones recover whilst also looking after their own mental health.

NSPCC

NSPCC services help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.

CEOP

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year who have been in a similar situation to you (CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking – please speak to a trusted adult and/or your network provider).

CAMHS (Children Adolescents Mental Health Services)

The crisis and liaison team provide mental health support to young people (up to the age of 18) who are experiencing a crisis with their mental health. The team respond to the immediate mental health needs of young people, offering short term help, either at home or in the community, and will stay involved until there is a resolution of the immediate crisis.

Police: 999

In an emergency dial 999. This should be used if:

  • You are in immediate danger.
  • There is a danger to life or risk of serious injury.
  • A serious crime is in progress or about to happen.

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Updated | 17th January, 2024 |

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