Wellbeing has been defined as the combination of feeling good and functioning well.  It allows each individual to realise their own potential, to cope with the normal stresses of life and to work productively and fruitfully.

At Holy Cross we work together to help our pupils flourish and experience “life in all its fullness”.  We want to support our pupils in managing their own mental health and wellbeing.

If you have any concerns or worries we encourage you to speak to your child’s tutor as a first point of contact.  There are also a wide variety of external services you can access for support:

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.  This is accessed via the NHS and in most cases you will need a referral from your GP to access them.  More information can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-for-young-people/children-young-people-mental-health-services-cypmhs/

Lancashire Camhs have information here:  https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/CAMHS

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk A great source of advice and resources for children and young people.

Kooth:  www.kooth.com An online community offering immediate, anonymous, online support for children and young people.

Shout: www.giveusashout.org Text 85258 to receive immediate support, or go online to access support, information and resources to support mental health.

Mind: The largest mental health charity in the uk: www.mind.co.uk

Samaritans: 24 hour helpline from specially trained volunteers: https://www.samaritans.org/

Childline : http://www.childline.org.uk  Tel : 0800 1111 Get help and advice on a wide range of issues. Call us, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide : HOPELINE UK Call : 0800 068 4141/Text : 0778 620 9697

The Mix : Essential support for under 25s, http://www.themix.org.uk/ or call 0808 808 4994

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