Mental Health and Wellbeing
Why we must never stop talking about children and young people’s mental health
Better mental health starts with a conversation. Achieving that first step – mustering the courage to share something so deeply personal and troubling – needs support, understanding and encouragement. This is especially true for children and young people. If you have any concerns about a child's mental health or wellbeing we are here to help and if we cannot we will signpost you to those who can.
If you think you may need help in any way please contact our DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs N Wood) as soon as possible.
Alternatively you can contact:
Lancashire Children and Family Wellbeing Service:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is the name for NHS-provided services in the United Kingdom for children, generally until school-leaving age, who are having difficulties with their emotional or behavioural well-being. CAMHS services are organised locally
If you are in a crisis
It is important to keep yourself safe. If you feel suicidal or have hurt yourself; let an adult know as soon as you can. It may be that the safest place for you to be assessed is through A&E at the hospital.
You can talk to somebody directly 24 hours a day at:
ChildLine (Free 24 hours) 0800 1111
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
The Reading Well