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The school provides various types of support to help our pupils when things aren’t going so well. Apart from their tutor, Head of House or Head of Year 7 who may be able to sort certain issues fairly quickly, the following people and services are on-site if they are needed

First Aid – there are various qualified First Aiders around the school, but pupils can go directly to Student Reception situated in H Block

School Nurse – is available for a weekly drop-in Thursday at lunchtime in the main reception meeting room.

Support for a range of other emotional and well-being needs can also be arranged with specific school-based staff as agreed through our referral channels

Online help:

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Monday – Friday - 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday - 6pm – 10pm


Free support for children 24 hours a day
tel: 0800 1111



tel: 0300 003 1781  

Children and Young People's Counselling Service


LogoFearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality..

What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime - 100% anonymously.

We have 15 Fearless Outreach Workers delivering workshops to young people and professionals in a variety of areas across the country.

Contact us at to find out if we have a Fearless Outreach Worker in your area.


Mental Health Apps



Be MindfulBe Mindful

An online course to help reduce stress and anxiety using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. £30


Beat Panic Beat Panic

Overcome panic attacks and anxiety wherever you happen to be. £0.99. 




This app helps young people manage their emotions and reduces urges to self-harm. Free. 


Calm Harm Calm Harm

Reduces urges to self-harm and manage emotions in a more positive way. Free. 


Catch It Catch It

Learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently. Free. 


Chill PandaChill Panda

(currently being tested in the NHS). Use breathing techniques to help you relax more, worry less and feel better. Free. 


Cove Cove

(currently being tested in the NHS). Create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness nd anger to help express how you feel. Free. 



Quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Free


 eQuooeQuoo:  Emotional Fitness Game

Use adventure games designed by psychologists to help you increase your emotional fitness. Free, with in-app purchases


 Feeling GoodFeeling Good; positive mindset

Use audio tracks to help relax your body and mind and build your confidence. Free, with in-app purchases



Connect confidentially and securely with mental health therapists using instant messaging. Free in some areas


 Mee TwoMeeTwo

A safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives. Free. 


 Mood Panda

Monitor and track your mood, create and interactive mood diary/journal. Available on I phone app also. Free app, for 12 years of age +


 My Possible SelfMy Possible Self:  The Mental Health App

Learn how to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. Free, with in-app purchases. 



An eight week course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression at your own pace. Free. 



An onnline sleep improvement programme, clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster. Free in some areas. 



Connect with a team of sleep experts to help you fall asleep or stay asleep through the night. Free with GP referral. 


Stress and Anxiety companion Stress & Anxiety companion

Breathing exercises. Relaxing music and games to help calm your mind and change negative thoughts. Free, with in-app purchases. 


Student Health App Student Health App

Reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the health information you need as a student. Free. 


ThinkNinja ThinkNinja

ThinkNinja is an app that helps 10 to 18 year olds learn about and manage their mental health. Free during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. 


Thrive Thrive

Use games to track your mood and teach yourself methods to take control of stress and anxiety. Free. 



Get round-the-clock support from therapists to help you cope with stress and anxiety. Free. 


WorryTree WorryTree

Notice, record and manage your worries using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Free. 




Wiltshire Council

Parenting courses - Wiltshire Council There are currently spaces Parental Relationship programmes starting in January 2024 which parents can book directly onto. This includes: 

  • Within My Reach (Virtual via Teams) - for parents who are together
  • Triple P Family Transitions (Virtual via Teams) - for separated parents 

There are also 'Helping My Child with...' courses running in January 2024. Details are attached at the end of the page


On your Mind Website Information for children, young people, parents and carers including links to resources and organisations that can support with emotional wellbeing including counselling.  A webchat facility and webinars for parents are currently being developed.


Anti-Bullying Alliance   Provides tools and information, including support around cyber, sexual and gender related bullying.


Epic Friends  To support children and young people to help their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.


Teentalk Free and confidential support for young people aged 10-25 in within North and West Wiltshire. Services are offered face-to-face at their sessions in Melksham, Chippenham, and Westbury. They can also offer telephone/video support for other areas. Referrals can be made by professionals, parents or young people themselves. They also offer solution focused anger management skills and free information sessions by YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) with a 75-minute gaming and gambling awareness session for parents, grandparents and guardians


The Mix Counselling Service

The Mix offers a short-term counselling service to help young people under 25. This can be over the phone or on their Webchat service. They will help support young people who are struggling with bereavement, anxiety, gender identity, low mood and self-esteem. The online is webchat counselling (typing) opposed to something like webcam/teams, so may be useful for anyone who has difficulty engaging verbally/talking but prefer typing. You can self-refer using their online referral form.


Wiltshire Mind a local independent Mental Health Charity based in Melksham and provides County-wide services.


Rethink Rethink support people with mental illnesses through a range of services, groups and training.


Childline offer advice about self-harm coping techniques, in addition to free, confidential support for children 24 hours a day


Barnardo’s Barnardo’s are a charity who have a wide range of support services for young people including counselling.


Charlie Waller

The Charlie Waller Trust is a mental health charity, educating young people and those with responsibility for them, about their mental health and wellbeing. 

Charlie Waller Trust, mental health charity


How I Cope: A young person’s guide

This website offers lots of short videos to help with teaching strategies to support young people in difficult times.

These videos cover many different topics including, techniques to regulate emotions, positive thinking and distraction techniques.


We Heart CBT

This website offers downloaded self-help booklets to help and cope with low mood and difficult emotions. Can be used by teens or for parents with younger children.

Wiltshire Treehouse

Wiltshire Treehouse support children & young people who have been affected by the death of someone important to them. They will be offering a bereavement support programme called NEST near Trowbridge starting in 2024. 


The CoRAY project developed a pack of mental health resources which parents can use to have helpful, open and empathetic conversations at home

The Safeguarding Team

The safeguarding team can be contacted at any time if you have concerns about the safety or well-being of a child

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mr C Smith - Deputy Heateacher (Pastoral)
Deputy Safeguarding Leads:

Lydia Smith (Inclusion and Support)

Justin Derby (SENCo)

Sue Wort ( Parent Support Adviser)

Sue Geoghegan (Transition Coordinator)

Theresa Cooper (Alternative Provision and pastoral Support)

Laura Oldfield (Pastoral Manager)