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, pro-active advice and tips from our Student Wellbeing Portal 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.
- Creating a self-care plan
- 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
- Courses for Parents & Carers - Family Matters
- Online Parenting Courses
- Charlie Waller Free Webinars - includes support for young people's anxiety, self-esteem, low mood, perfectionism and general mental health.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Information
- 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?
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking Support
Provides confidential advice and information about drugs, including legal highs and advice for young people & parents
Helpline: 0300 123 6600 (24 hours)
- Dealing with Exam Stress by Student Minds
- 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 11 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