Need help fast?

In an emergency if you or someone else has seriously injured themselves or is on the point of doing so:

Phone 999 or go directly to A&E

If you need help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency:

Call 111 (Open 24 hours). The person you speak to will ask questions about how you are with are feeling. They may put you in touch with another support service or your GP.

Contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment

Speak to someone – do let someone you trust know how you are feeling

Who can help?

There is lots of help available to you in and outside school if you want to talk about your mental health:

In the lower school, you could talk to:

● Your tutor, Head of House or a member of staff you feel comfortable talking to;
● Any member of staff wearing a lanyard with green Beechen Cliff Mental Health emblem on it;
● The School Nurse, Debbie Chalke, who you can text on: 07507 334357;
● Off the Record for confidential counselling, listening support or talking therapy in the school’s dedicated counselling suite. Pupils can make an appointment via Mrs Rogers (Lower School Pastoral Secretary)

In the Sixth Form, you could talk to:

● Your tutor, Mrs Ingram (Sixth Form Pastoral Manager) or any member of the Sixth Form Team or a member of staff you feel comfortable talking to;
● Any member of staff wearing a lanyard with green Beechen Cliff emblems on it;
● The School Nurse, who you can text on: 07507 334357
● Tara Gretton for Solution Focused confidential support in the school counselling suite, making an appointment via Mrs Ingram

Outside school, you could talk to:

● Your parents
● Your GP
● Childline on 0800 11111
● Off the Record on 01225 312481 or text 07753 891 745
● Samaritans on 116 123
● Tara Gretton, making an appointment via www.solutionrevolution.co.uk
● The Mix on 0808 808 4994
● Young Minds on 0808 802 5544

You can also get help via websites for the following organisations

● Boysinmind: boysinmind.co.uk/need-help/
● CAHMS – www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs
● Calm: www.thecalmzone.net/
● Childline: www.childline.org.uk
● Epic Friends: www.epicfriends.co.uk
● My Mind: www.mymind.org.uk
● On Your Mind: www.onyourmind.org.uk
● Papyrus: www.papyrus-uk.org
● Samaritans: www.samaritains.org
● The Mix: www.themix.org.uk
● Rethink: www.rethink.org/home
● Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk