Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Resources and Information for Staff, Parents and Pupils

It is vital that we all look after our mental health and wellbeing. Covid has made this more important than ever. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There is lots of support to help you and your children with their mental health. For information, tips and advice visit Every Mind Matters by clicking here.  

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind offer support to those struggling with their mental health. or call 0191 477 45 45, option 2 (Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm).

Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous online support service for young people aged 11-18years. They can chat online to counsellors, weekdays from midday until 10pm and weekends 6pm-10pm

Qwell is free, safe, anonymous online support service for adults aged 26 and over. Online counselling is available from midday to 10pm weekdays and from 6pm to 10pm weekends. People can drop in for one-to-one instant text-based chats or book a session in advance.

Anna Freud Foundation -

Anxious Minds - provides free mental health and wellbeing support.

Young Minds provides online support for children and young people’s mental health. Crisis Messenger gives 24/7 text support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Texts are free to most mobile providers: Text YM to 85258, open 24/7

There is a free parent’s helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Friday 9.30am – 4pm)

Child Line A place a child or young person can talk about something they are worried about. This can be done online or by phone 0800 1111.