Emotional wellbeing is just as important as students’ physical health. 

Knowing what steps we can take to support our mental wellbeing can help us feel better, sleep better and have better relationships with the people around us. 

If you are worried about either your own emotional health and wellbeing or that of somebody else, please speak to a member of staff at our Sixth Form. There are also a number of links below which can offer advice and support for young people.


Support Organisations


Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone.

Call: 0800 1111

Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/


Confidential support, advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

Call Free: 0300 123 6600
Text: 82111
Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(Open 2pm – 6pm every day)

Hopeline UK

Contact HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice if you, or someone you know are experiencing severe mental health problems and need urgent support.

Call Free: 0800 068 4141
Text: 88247
Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Free online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.
You can get help with the following:
    • Relationships
    • Exam stress
    • Bullying
    • Eating disorders
    • Self-harm
    • Life problems
    • General health
Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


24/7 Mental Health Crisis Helpline

Free 24/7 mental health crisis helpline for all ages. If you are worried or anxious about your mental health or feeling as though you are in a mental health crisis and need urgent support and help, you can call this number.

You can also call if you are concerned about a loved one, neighbour, friend or family member.

Call: 0800 953 0285

Available: Open all day and night, 365 days a year and it is free of charge.


Information and support for Young People aged 11-18.

Includes videos, tools and tips for student mental health.

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/for-young-people/

NHS Choices

Mental health services are free on the NHS.

To get urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.

For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.

Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-wellbeing-tips/youth-mental-health/


If you or somebody else is in danger, or it feels like a situation might get dangerous and you need support right away, then please contact the police.

Emergency: 999

If you cannot talk and are in danger you can press 55 on a mobile and your call will be put through to police.

Non-emergency: 101

Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Some matters can also be logged online (this should not be used for emergencies).

Website: https://www.gmp.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us-beta/contact-us/


You can talk to the Samaritans about whatever is on your mind, they will listen. This might include how you look, problems at school or college, how people are treating you, and worries about exams or money.
Call: 116 123
Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks. For anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
Text: 85258

The Mix

Dedicated support for people aged 11-25 in areas such as mental health, relationship issues, working life, school life, housing, depression and any other issues all year round.

Text: Contact the crisis messenger by texting THEMIX to 85258.

Available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Website: https://www.themix.org.uk/


Young Minds

An online platform for young people who want to understand how they are feeling, find ways to feel better, or support someone who’s struggling.

Website: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/