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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Stafford Manor High School recognises the importance of providing support for pupils emotional wellbeing and mental health.

We have experienced and skilled staff who provide timely support to pupils and who can refer on to appropriate external agencies when necessary. 

Stafford Manor High School is very fortunate to have access to the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) and their details can be found below. School can refer into the service for pupils and parents and carers can self refer during the school holidays. MHST offer 1:1, face to face sessions as well as small group sessions and cover Worry Management, Low Mood, Exam Stress,Difficulty with Emotions, Anxiety, Coping Strategies, Sleep Hygiene as well as support with Problem Solving.


Also included in this section is a directory of useful websites or support for many aspects of Mental Health.


If you require further support, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bradbury in the first instance.

Free Mental Health Webinars

Live webinars for anyone who looks after children and young people - parents, carers, educators - as well as young people themselves and anyone interested in psychology or mental health. 

All webinars are presented by mental health trainers, speakers and guest speakers who come from a wide range of professions, including education, psychology, social work, youth work, public health, psychotherapy and nursing. Past topics have included: the teen brain, sleep, supporting a highly sensitive child, and perfectionism.

Click here to see what webinars are currently available.

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Mental Health Support Team

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Risk Management Services



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Anxiety UK is a charity providing support to those who have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm

No Panic is a registered charity that helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety related disorders.

Phone: Youth Helpline 0300 606 1174 (3pm-6pm)

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Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to the age of 25), parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Windmills ethos is : To preserve and protect the physical, emotional and mental health of children and young people when someone significant in their life is dying, or has died, by providing bespoke, focused and supportive acute bereavement care.

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Winston Wish gives hope to grieving children, offering a chat function as well as resources.

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Bipolar UK is a charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

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Rethink Mental Illness is a national mental health charity.

Phone: 0300 5000 927

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Action for children supporting children in Staffordshire from 5 years to 18 years with their mental health

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MIND for better mental health

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Rethink Mental Illness gives support and advice for people living with mental illness

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday between 9:30am 

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Samaritans is a confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24 hour helpline)

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Young minds gives information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544

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Anorexia and Bulimia Care has over 23 years experience, providing advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

Phone: 03000 11 12 13

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Beat (Beating Eating Disorders) provides information on all eating disorders

Youth Line: 0808 801 0711

Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677

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National Self Harm Network is a site with monitored forums to support people self harming

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NSPCC help for Self Harm, depression and Mental Health

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Alumina (formally known as SelfHarmUK) supporting young people 11 years-18 years, with a safe place to talk and ask questions.

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Action for children supporting children in Staffordshire from 5 years to 18 years with their mental health

Substance and alcohol abuse
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FRANK is free, confidential information and advice about drugs, their effects and the law. FRANKS's live chat service runs daily from 2pm to 6pm.

Phone: 0300 1236600 (24-hour helpline)

Text a question to 82111

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T3 is a confidential service for young people up to 20 years living in Staffordshire.

Suicide Prevention
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Samaritans Confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK. Available 24hrs a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts that might lead to suicide.

Phone: 116 123

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PAPYRUS gives advice and support services for the Prevention of young suicide.

Other Support
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Family Action is a family support service offering emotional, practical and financial support to help children, young people and their families through a programme of referral based support, targeted outreach visits and support to access community support, groups, universal offers and entitlement.


Sandbox offering online mental support.

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Chat Help is for 11-19 year olds to text about a range of subjects such as Bullying, health, self-esteem, relationships and sexual health

Young people: 07520615721

Parents: 07520615722

School Nursing Hub for families help and wellbeing service - giving young people and families advice on how to access healthcare services and advice.

Phone: 0808 178 0611

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Staffordshire Educational Psychology Service have worked in partnership to create four parental workshops - click on the image for more information


Mental Health Support Team - If your child is experiencing low level mental health difficulties over the School Holidays - click on the image for help

Child Death Prevention Newsletter

Click the image for the latest Newsletter.

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