Respect Schools were awarded the Silver award School Mental Health Award, as delivered by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Inspectors for the award noted:

The school shares their good practice in a wide variety of ways through being a Centre of Excellence. The school has been part of the consultation process across the city to develop the training programmes around Mental health provision. The school work really effectively with external agencies, having their ‘finger on the pulse’ of what is going on in the city. They have a wide network which they use to really good effect. The school is really proud of how well supported the children are as the children coming into the school. Many have had a very disrupted education, and the school works hard to listen to them and personalise the provision for each child. The staff in the school are highly skilled and have had a wide variety of training to support all the pupils.

Respect schools are committed to ensuring pupils are taught about physical health and mental wellbeing in order to support them to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. The aim is to enable them to look after their mental and physical wellbeing and recognise when they themselves or their classmates may be struggling.

Within school there are a wide variety of services and interventions available for pupils to maintain good emotional health.

Pupil Support
Name of Organisation Details about Support Weblink Telephone Number
Kooth Free anonymus online counselling and support for young people Kooth  
CAMHS For advice and only to be used where CAMHS are NOT already involved CAMHS 03007900264
Samaritans Advice and support around mental health and emotional wellbeing Samaritans 116123 – Free

Support face to face and online

Relate 01332 349177
Safe Speak

Support face to face and online

Safe Speak 01332 349177

Help advice and support

Childline 0800 1111
Safeline  Young people’s helpline, helping survivors of sexual abuse and rape Safeline 0808 800 5007
Hope Again Support for young people when someone dies Hope Again 0808 808 1677
Mermaids  Mermaids supports transgender, non binary and gender-diverse children and young people Mermaids 0808 801 0400

Parents Support

NHS Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Emotional health and mental wellbeing affect all aspects of our lives and health choices. Mental Health is about feeling good and functioning well, as individuals and as communities. It is also about our ability to cope with life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.

The website has been designed to support people who may be feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or simply want to feel happier. Click the link NHS Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing to access a wide variety of services offered to support parent/carers, children, adults and those with Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD etc).