Mental Health & Wellbeing
Self-help & Resources
At Selby High School, we aim to provide a range of opportunities for students to seek support from members of staff and from their peers through the Wellbeing Ambassadors. However, we are aware that for some individuals seeking support in school is still difficult.
This page is designed to help everyone find external resources and support to address any concerns that they have. It is not a comprehensive list, but includes organisations and people that we believe can help. If you have any other organisations that you think we have missed please let us know at school and we will provide the additional links.
At Selby High School
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Tel: 0800 008 7452
Compass Phoenix aims to improve the mental heath and wellbeing of children and young people aged 5-18 (25 with SEND) in schools across North Yorkshire.
Text: 07520 631168
Buzz Us is a text messaging service for young people aged 11-18 who live in North Yorkshire.
Information line: 0300 123 3393
Mental Health Charity
Helpline: 0800 068 41 41
Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.
Call 116 123 for free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.
020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)
0808 802 5544 (parents helpline, for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person)
National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people.
Where to access local support
Healthy Child Team: 01609 780780
The 5-19 Healthy Child Service is a progressive universal programme which includes universal services appropriate for all children and young people, and additional services for those with specific needs and risk factors. The 5-19 Healthy Child Service works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to meet public health outcomes and ensure the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across North Yorkshire are met.The 5-19 Healthy Child Service is the first point of contact for schools when there are concerns about a child’s health and wellbeing. Professionals can refer families to the service by completing the “Referral to Children and Family Service” form or by calling the Customer Resolution Centre single point of contact on 01609 780780. Parents, carers and young people themselves can access the service for support and information by calling the Customer Resolution Centre single point of contact on 01609 780780.
Compass Phoenix: 0800 008 7452
Compass Phoenix is an innovative specialist service that helps young people who are engaged in risk taking behaviour to make sustainable lifestyle changes to improve their long-term health, resilience and emotional wellbeing. Compass Phoenix provides the full range of specialist interventions required by young people who have been screened as having moderate or high levels of need with regard to their substance misuse and/or sexual health.
Compass Phoenix Young people aged from nine to 19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) across North Yorkshire affected by substance misuse, poor sexual health and issues relating to emotional wellbeing and mental health, can access free help, advice and practical support at Compass Phoenix. Support usually takes place in school or in a place that suits you.
Tel: 01904 661916 Freephone: 0800 008 7452 Email: email@example.com
Website: North Yorkshire Compass Phoenix
Community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).Single Point of Access (SPA): 01904 615345. 7 days a week, 10am-10pm
CAMHS Crisis Team
Tel: 0800 051 6171 (24 hours, 7 days a week).
Parenting and Family Support- Family Lives
(formerly Parentline Plus)
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Support to anyone parenting a child.
Wellbeing in Mind Team
- Moving up to secondary school
- Children's mental health in school
- Healthy coping strategies
- NHS: Worried about your teenager?
- Steps to Wellbeing
- The Honest Guys - guided meditations
- Wellbeing Apps
- Anna Freud: Apps delivering self-help strategies
- The Go-To: For healthy minds in North Yorkshire
- Self Care
- Calm Zone
Book onto a programme for:
- Managing challenging behaviour in Teens
- Tips & hints on Parenting a Teenager
- Risk taking behaviour
- Online Parenting Courses
- COVID-19 Youth in Mind Wellbeing Guide
- Wellbeing and mental health during COVID-19: A guide to looking after yourself & others
A place where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.
- A parent's guide to Depression
- Depression: Fancy a Chat?
- Depression: Warning signs
- Young minds: children and young people get depressed too
- Young minds: do you ever feel depressed?
- Mind Space Tips for Dealing with Exam Stress
- Mindfulness Relaxation Exercise Script
- Looking after yourself during GCSEs - A guide for pupils
- An emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs - A guide for parents
Healthy Child Team drop-in service every Tuesday lunchtime in MR3
Mrs Hunter, Year 8 Manager is the LGBT Champion in school
Family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.
Stonewall is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity there to support those who can’t yet be themselves.
Stonewall Youth want to empower all young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to campaign for equality and fair treatment for LGBTQ people, and against discrimination.
A life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities.
One of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country offering services to various communities including LGBT young people and adults.
Supporting LGBTQ children, young people and families in the UK.
Mindfulness and Relaxation
- Self-harm alternatives: Over 130 ideas for use during self-harm recovery
- Self-harm distraction tips
- Alternative to self-harm and distraction techniques
- Coping with self-harm: A guide for Parents and Carers
- Young people who self-harm: A guide for School Staff
Provides confidential advice and information about drugs, including legal highs and advice for young people & parents
Helpline: 0300 123 6600 (24 hours)