Mental Health


"A mentally healthy school is one that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing." This is the core reason behind our new SHINE team, who offer support in school. SHINE stands for Support & Help IN Education, and they are a part of the NHS Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust - Mental Health Support Team, who work within schools on the Fylde Coast. 

We have 2 ladies based here twice a week, and they are available for students to have one-to-one sessions, to talk through any issues or concerns they may have regarding their mental health or wellbeing, and to offer that initial support and guidance to anyone who feels they need it. 

The SHINE team are also offering a drop-in service for Parents/Carers, to encourage conversations about mental health and increasing openness on the topic. The SHINE team would like to hear the parent/carers voice and views in relation to the services available for young people, and they can also offer support and guidance on the mental health services that can be accessed nationally and locally. 

If you require any further information or contact numbers for the team, please click below to see a poster.

SHINE Coffee & Chat Drop In



Online, On The Phone, Anytime - No problem is too big, or too small.

Call 0800 1111, or you can chat to a counsellor via online chat. You can send them an email, they will try to answer this within a day, but sometimes it can take a little longer. Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to them anytime.

More info can be found on their website - Childline



Zumos have a mission to improve world happiness, and the only way to do this is to give everyone the tools to improve their own happiness. 

Online support is available and is anonymous, click here for more info - Zumos



Whatever you're feeling, Kooth are here to help. Sign up for free and get more info here - Kooth




Lancashire Mind - Self Esteem and Talking about mental health

Lancashire Mind have created some helpful leaflets and guides regarding self-esteem and confidence, but also about how to have those difficult conversations about mental health. There is also a helpful go-to guide, full of links from a range of departments and support networks. 



Useful Health Websites

Click the links below to access these helpful and informative health websites - 


Young Minds

NHS Choices



BBC News Health


NHS - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

NHS - Quit Smoking

Rehab 4 Addiction


Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance


Positive messages
Kid President

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