Useful Links

Useful Links



Good mental health and wellbeing is essential for school students. It helps them to learn effectively, cope with day-to-day challenges, and develop into resilient young adults. There are a number of links below to support the mental health and wellbeing of our students.

Exam Stress

Taking care of your mind during exam time

Relaxing and giving your mind time away from revision is important.

Using a mindfulness recording could be a way to do this and help you to relax. Why not check out some of the guided sessions available on you tube and these suggestions below:


10 minute guided mediations


These are 5 minute sessions to encourage a mindful state of mind


Sessions to encourage you to be  ‘in the present’


10 minute sessions aimed specifically at relieving anxiety 


When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope, there is lots of support out there.

Cruse - Bereavement support NHS - Grief after bereavement or loss National Children's Bureau - Covid-19 resources Mind - Bereavement Winstons Wish - Support GOV - Bereavement Support Apart of Me (App)

Physical Health and Wellbeing

Good physical health is linked to fitness – being able to perform effectively the physical tasks involved in life as well as sport. Being physically healthy includes:​

  • enjoying being physically active ​
  • having good balance, coordination and agility in everyday tasks as well as sport​
  • having the strength, stamina and suppleness required for daily life, work and play​
  • having fewer illnesses, diseases and injuries​

The NHS has lots of useful information and advice about looking after your physical health

​Good physical health has a huge impact on your mental health too

​Information on building an active nation which is government funded 

This site is all about getting more females active in sport and offers advice and guidance  is a site about having a healthy mind and body. 

Online Safety

The internet is a fantastic resource it has the ability to connect us to people and information all over the world but it can also be a dangerous place. ​

In order to keep yourself safe online you need to understand how the internet works

​The information you find online may not always be useful or accurate;​

Bias means that a person prefers an idea and possibly does not give equal chance to a different idea. Bias can be influenced by a number of factors, such as popularity political and religious beliefs and financial interest. When using the interest try to find more than one source of information so you have different views then make up your own mind.​

Currency of information – this is the term we use to describe how current or up to date information is. You should always check the date of the information you are using as facts can change over time as we develop our understanding.​

Here you will find some lessons on safety and responsibility​

​Information and advice for children and parents can be found on these sites​

Mental Health and emotional wellbeing

It is OK not to feel OK, many people of all ages will struggle with a mental health issue at some point in their life.

Emotional – or mental – health is linked to personal wellbeing – feeling positive about yourself. Being emotionally healthy includes:

  • having self-esteem and self-respect
  • being able to recognise and express feelings
  • being able to manage emotions to suit the situation
  • recognising and managing the factors that affect emotions
  • feeling positive about life (which includes feeling useful and being optimistic about the future)

 When someone special dies

Useful apps

 If you just need to talk, any time of day or night - Free listening services

These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:

If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill