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Mental Health Support

St John’s Ce Primary School 

Mental Health Support 


Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” The Good News: Dealing with depression can be scary. But this verse reminds you that with God on your side, there's nothing to fear.


At St John’s we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community: children, staff and families.  We want to support you, our parents and carers, as the most important influence on our children at school.

Help us, help you, help us! Working as a team with you is the best way we can support our children socially, emotionally as well as academically. 


If you are worried, I am here to support you: 

Mrs Jayne Wallington (Head teacher and Senior Mental Health Lead)  

contact at 


We are here to help if you need to chat or want some advice. 

We have provided parents and visitors to our website with a range of resources and information to support healthy wellbeing.  Please take time to look at these as there are lots of helplines and a great deal of advice to support families.


Anna Freud: National Centre for Children 

This leaflet which was created alongside the Talking Mental Health Animation & Toolkit features an introduction from our Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge who supported the You're never too young to talk mental health campaign stating the campaign's resources "demonstrate how we can help children express their feelings, respond appropriately, and prevent small problems from snowballing into bigger ones. 


 Useful websites 


Expert support for every parenting challenge

Being a parent is hard. You ask yourself…

  • Is this behaviour normal?
  • How can I support my child?
  • Where can I find the expert help I need?


NHS Talking Therapies - make your own referral


Birchwood Centre - Mental Health Support


Anna Freud Mental health lead resource hub

For a whole-school or college approach


Healthy Young Minds


The Resilience Hub  


Young Minds 




Every Mind Matters 


Public Health England 


NHS England 


We All Have Mental Health


Mental Health Services available in Ormskirk


Togetherall - An online platform to support the mental health of 16+


Make it Count: Guide for parents and carers.


Kooth - Your online mental wellbeing community.


The Mix - Essential support for under 25's (some older content here)


British Red Cross - Dealing with and overcoming worries


Telephone Helplines 


Samaritans - 116 123 free from any phone 

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 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 

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


Winston's Wish - Call 08088 020021 

Supports bereaved children, young people and their families


Family Justice Young People's Board - a site which helps separated parents involved in the family courts.