Wellbeing and Mental Health

At. St Mary’s we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils, parents and staff. We understand that everyone experiences challenges in life that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional support in some way. We take the view that we all have a role to play in promoting positive mental health.

Pupil Wellbeing and Mental Health policy

The Together Centre’s Schedule 2023

Mental Health Navigation leaflet

Useful Websites and Links

  • Minds MatterSupporting people whose low mood and anxiety are primarily caused by social issues.

Apps for Wellbeing and Mental Health

  • Smiling Mind AppA great app with age specific mindfulness resources, including a new resource, ‘Thrive Inside’. Thrive Inside is a special program to help you stay psychologically healthy while you’re spending extended periods of time at home.

Telephone Helplines


Families in Mind – a new service operated by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop MIND charity. Call 0161 330 9223

A new mental health and wellbeing service available to families to work through issues and problems.


Samaritans – Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 25 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.


Childline – Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.


NSPCC Helpline – Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


CALM Helpline – Call 0800 58 58 58


Confidential support for men, 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, free


Tameside Domestic Abuse Helpline – Call 0161 636 7525 10am to 4pm

Free, confidential, 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247



Women’s Aid – Live Chat https://chat.womensaid.org.uk


Information and support for women  experiencing domestic violence


Tameside Council Community Coronavirus Support

You can request help with deliveries of food and other essentials as well as support with loneliness and wellbeing. Call – 0161 342 8355



Citizens Advice Tameside

Providing advice on issues such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints and landlord-tenant disputes.

Due to increased demand for this service Citizens Advice advice people to use the website first.


Call – 0300 330 9076


Mosaic family Support – Call 01258 837071


Supporting bereaved children


Winston’s Wish – Call 08088 020021


Supports bereaved children, young people and their families